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 10 out of the past 12 years: 2006-2008, 2010-2013, and 2015-2017. Liberty went undefeated in conference from 2010-2013 and 2015-2017.

Our 2016-2017 teams competed in 6 tournaments: at the University of Virginia (twice), Duke University, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Radford 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, at jhnutter@liberty.edu.

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34 Wins, 2016-2017

Novice Tournament (Sep. 10 @ UVa)

  • Liberty 175, VA Tech 130
  • Liberty 150, VA Tech 105

ACF Early Fall (Oct. 8 @ Duke)

  • Liberty 215, Virginia 210
  • Liberty 255, Wake Forest 135
  • Liberty 225, VA Tech 200
  • Liberty 275, VA Tech 160
  • Liberty 180, Wake Forest 95
  • Liberty 265, Clemson/LU 70

ACF Fall (Nov. 5 @ V Tech)

  • Liberty 290, Washington & Lee 105
  • Liberty 315, Woffard 135
  • Liberty 215, Wofford 130
  • Liberty 390, Wake Forest 50
  • Liberty 200, Wake Forest 90
  • Liberty 280, Wake Forest 55
  • Liberty 210, Wake Forest 195
  • Liberty 375, Liberty C 50
  • Liberty B 155, Liberty C 75

NAQT Sectionals (Feb. 4 @ UVa)

  • Liberty 275, Washington & Lee 155
  • Liberty 325, VA Tech 225
  • Liberty 255, Johns Hopkins 125
  • Liberty 255, Georgetown 235
  • Liberty 265, Roanoke 90
  • Liberty 200, Wofford 165
  • Liberty 230, Elon 160
  • Liberty 195, Georgetown 165

ACF Regionals (Feb. 18 @ VCU)

  • Liberty 225, VCU 105
  • Liberty 185, Liberty B 90
  • Liberty 190, NC State 150
  • Liberty 135, Carnegie Mellon 130
  • Liberty 195, VA Tech 180

Big South Tournament (Feb. 25 @ Radford)
      Undefeated (4-0) Big South Champions!

  • Liberty 305, High Point 115
  • Liberty 500, Gardner-Webb -15
  • Liberty 235, Radford 155
  • Liberty 320, Longwood 125
   

 

Past Teams

2017: Undefeated Big South Conference Champions, 4-0!

Dr. Nutter (coach), Leah DePiero, Mark Whitten (captain), Kristian Myrdal, Nathan Cook, Micah Protzman, and Whitney Logan (assistant coach) after the team's victory at the 2017 Big South Conference, hosted at Radford University.

 

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