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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 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.


43 Wins, 2014-2015

ISSC Novice Tournament (Sept. 21 @ VT)

  1. Liberty 295, VCU 85
  2. Liberty 270, VCU 95

PADAWAN Tournament (Oct. 4 @ VCU)

  1. Liberty 140, UVA 80
  2. Liberty 215, VT 100
  3. Liberty 105, VT 95
  4. Liberty 125, UPenn 105

ACF Fall Tournament (Nov. 8 @ UMD)

  1. Liberty 50, Maryland 235
  2. Liberty 360, Johns Hopkins 65
  3. Liberty 350, American 65
  4. Liberty 285, North Carolina 130
  5. Liberty 130, Maryland 115
  6. Liberty 280, Maryland 160
  7. Liberty 305, Maryland 155
  8. Liberty JV 215, VCU 100
  9. Liberty JV 270, Georgetown 70
  10. Liberty Novice 185, VCU 150
  11. Liberty Novice 220, American 205
  12. Liberty Novice 200, VT 195

ACF Regionals (Jan. 24 @ UVa)

  1. Liberty 175, Maryland 130
  2. Liberty 230, VCU 60
  3. Liberty 285, South Carolina 175
  4. Liberty 160, VCU 155
  5. Liberty 160, South Carolina 125
  6. Liberty JV 170, UPenn 135
  7. Liberty Novice 55, VCU 20

Big South Tournament (Jan. 31 @ Longwood)
      Undefeated (7-0) Big South Champions!

  1. Liberty 325, Gardner-Webb 250
  2. Liberty 405, High Point 190
  3. Liberty 390, Longwood 185
  4. Liberty 370, Coastal Carolina 105
  5. Liberty 340, Radford 165
  6. Liberty 505, Campbell 65
  7. Liberty 470, Presbyterian 190

NAQT Sectionals (Feb. 7 @ UVa)

  1. Liberty 220, Delaware 215
  2. Liberty 265, North Carolina 100
  3. Liberty 175, North Carolina 165
  4. Liberty 395, VCU 175
  5. Liberty 205, Roanoke 120
  6. Liberty JV 330, Liberty Novice 185

ACF Nationals (April 18-19 @ Univ. of Michigan)
    Ranked 14th in the country (tied with UCLA)!

  1. Liberty 130, Michigan 45
  2. Liberty 135, California-SD 60
  3. Liberty 150, Ohio State 65
  4. Liberty 125, South Carolina 90
   

 


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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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Past Teams

2015: Ranked 14th in the Country at the ACF National Tournament!
          (And undefeated Big South 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: Big South Conference Champions!

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


2012: Big South Conference Champions!

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


2011: Big South Conference Champions!

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!

Liberty's 2010 Quiz Bowl Champions
Front Row: Jake Rogers, Capt. 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!

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


2007: Big South Conference Champions!

Nick Orta, Clay Finley, Zach Curtis, Zach Smith, & Capt. Dallas Shipp


2006: Big South Conference Champions!

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