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Liberty Flames Quiz Bowl team wins third Big South championship

February 5, 2008 : Tara Maxwell

University’s Quiz Bowl team has done it again.

The team was crowned champion at Saturday’s Big South Conference Quiz Bowl for its third consecutive tournament victory.

Liberty’s team won a tiebreaker with teams from Gardner-Webb University and Virginia Military Institute. Other competitors included Charleston Southern University, High Point University, Radford University, UNC Asheville and Winthrop University.

Liberty entered Saturday’s event, held at the Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center, as two-time defending champions, having won the inaugural event in 2006 and winning last year’s contest.

The round-robin format of competition featured 30-minute matches from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Each team, comprised of five students, played for the Big South College Bowl Championship Trophy and team member plaques.

The students answered questions on a variety of subjects, ranging from pop culture and technology to history and sports.

Liberty’s team, coached by Dr. Jim Nutter and Dr. Emily Heady, consists of Kelly Hamren, Zachary Curtis, Robert Mullis, Nicholas Orta and Sara Davis-Leonard.