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Quiz Bowl Team

Quiz Bowl has been called the "varsity sport of the mind." Teams play games consisting of two 10-minute halves by answering a variety of questions on literature, history, geography, government, the sciences, math, art, popular culture, and sports. 

Liberty's Quiz Bowl team has competed in the Big South Conference since 2006, winning the conference tournament 9 out of the past 11 years: in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016. Liberty went undefeated in conference from 2010-2013 and 2015-2016.

Our 2015-2016 teams competed in 5 tournaments: at Virginia Commonwealth University (twice), the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, and Liberty University. Presented here are the team's victories at each venue.


Join

Dr. Jim Nutter, coach of our Quiz Bowl team, is always searching for new players, so if you have a quick mind and wide base of knowledge, please contact him for a tryout. Practices and scrimmages are 90 minutes long and are held in a conference room near the Honors Office on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

For more information, please email the coach: Dr. Jim Nutter.

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29 Wins, 2015-2016

VCU Novice Tournament (Oct. 3 @ VCU)

  • Liberty 400, Reynolds 40
  • Liberty 330, Longwood 40
  • Liberty 280, Virginia Commonwealth 130

ACF Fall (Nov. 7 @ UNC)

  • Liberty 285, Virginia 180
  • Liberty 375, Wofford 55
  • Liberty 340, Virginia Commonwealth 145
  • Liberty 305, South Carolina 175
  • Liberty JV 245, Wofford 115
  • Liberty JV 270, Virginia 125
  • Liberty JV 165, Charleston 50
  • Liberty JV 210, Virginia Commonwealth 160
  • Liberty Novice 200, Charleston 100
  • Liberty Novice 210, Virginia Commonwealth 120

ACF Regionals (Jan. 30 @ UVA)

  • Liberty 190, South Carolina 110
  • Liberty 165, Virginia Commonwealth 105
  • Liberty 130, Gettysburg 120
  • Liberty JV 165, Virginia Commonwealth 105

NAQT Sectionals (Feb. 6 @ VCU)

  • Liberty 440, Roanoke 15
  • Liberty 355, Virginia Commonwealth 200
  • Liberty 255, Virginia Tech 245
  • Liberty 270, Duke 125
  • Liberty 340, American 230
  • Liberty 215, Georgetown 160
  • Liberty 165, Duke 120
  • Liberty 345, Liberty Novice 15

Big South Tournament (Feb. 27 @ Liberty)
      Undefeated (4-0) Big South Champions!

  • Liberty 490, Coastal Carolina 150
  • Liberty 600, Longwood 55
  • Liberty 435, Gardner-Webb 65
  • Liberty 475, Radford 120
   

 

Past Teams

2016: Undefeated Big South Conference Champions, 4-0!

Leah DePiero, Mark Whitten, Kristian Myrdal, Tim Magee, Mikah Sauskojus (captain), and Dr. Jim Nutter (coach) after the team's victory at the 2016 Big South Conference, hosted here at Liberty University.

 

2015: Ranked 14th in the Country at the ACF National Tournament!
          (And Undefeated Big South Conference Champions, 7-0.)

Jake Rogers (assistant coach), Greta Hanks, Mikah Sauskojus, Doug Stephens, Jon Bateman, Kaity Shondelmyer (captain), and Dr. Jim Nutter (coach). This was our second national tournament, and we won 4 games at the University of Michigan.

 

2014: Ranked 20th in the Country at the NAQT National Tournament!

Jake Rogers (assistant coach), Catherine Hardee, Doug Stephens, Jon Bateman, Greta Hanks, Kaity Shondelmyer (captain), and Dr. Jim Nutter (coach). This was our first national tournament, and we won 5 games in Chicago.


2013: Undefeated Big South Conference Champions (6-0)!

2013 Big South Quiz Bowl
Jake Rogers (captain), Kaity Shondelmyer, Jon Bateman, Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Greta Hanks, & Doug Stephens


2012: Undefeated Big South Conference Champions (6-0)!

2012 Big South Quiz Bowl
Kaity Shondelmyer, Andrea Teachout, Dr. Jim Nutter, Corbin Payne, Catherine Hardee, & Jake Rogers (captain)


2011: Undefeated South Conference Conference Champions (5-0)!

Liberty's 2011 Big South Quiz Bowl Champions
Jake Rogers, Catherine Hardee, Corbin Payne (captain), Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Andrea Teachout, & Lillian Otieno


2010: Big South Conference Champions, 5-1!

Liberty's 2010 Quiz Bowl Champions
Front Row: Jake Rogers, Eddie Brown (captain), Tyler Flynn, & Jerry Falwell, Jr. (President)
Back Row: Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Corbin Payne, & Jeremy Peterson


2009: Third Place in Big South Conference!

2009 Quiz Bowl Team
Front Row: Sarah Goin, Eddie Brown, & Sara Davis-Leonard
Back Row: Corbin Paine, Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), & Zach Curtis (captain)


2008: Big South Conference Champions (5-2)!

Sara Davis-Leonard, Dr. Emily Heady, Robbie Mullis, Kelly Hamren (captain), Zach Curtis, & Dr. Jim Nutter


2007: Big South Conference Champions (6-1)!

Nick Orta, Clay Finley, Zach Curtis, Zach Smith, & Dallas Shipp (captain)


2006: Undefeated Big South Conference Champions (8-0)!

2006 Championship Team
Zach Smith, Clay Finley, Zach Curtis, Brad Salois (captain), & Dallas Shipp