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 8 out of the past 10 years: in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. Liberty went undefeated from 2010 through 2013.
Our 2014-2015 teams competed in 7 tournaments: at Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Maryland, Longwood University, and in the prestigious ACF National Championships at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Presented here are the team's victories in each venue.
ISSC Quiz Bowl Novice Tournament (Sept. 21 @ VT)
PADAWAN Tournament (Oct. 4 @ VCU)
ACF Fall Tournament (Nov. 8 @ UMD)
ACF Regional Tournament (Jan. 24 @ UVA)
Big South Tournament (Jan. 31 @ Longwood)
NAQT Sectionals (Feb. 7 @ UVA)
ACF Nationals (April 18-19 @ Michigan)
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.
|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.|
|Jake Rogers (captain), Kaity Shondelmyer, Jon Bateman, Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Greta Hanks, & Doug Stephens|
|Kaity Shondelmyer, Andrea Teachout, Dr. Jim Nutter, Corbin Payne, Catherine Hardee, & Jake Rogers (captain)|
|Jake Rogers, Catherine Hardee, Corbin Payne (captain), Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Andrea Teachout, & Lillian Otieno|
Back Row: Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Corbin Payne, & Jeremy Peterson