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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 11 out of the past 13 years: 2006-2008, 2010-2013, and 2015-2018. Liberty went undefeated in conference from 2010-2013 and 2015-2018.

 

Our 2017-2018 teams competed in 6 tournaments: at the University of Virginia (twice), NC State University, Virginia Tech, the University of North Carolina, and High Point University. Presented here are the team’s victories at each venue.


Join the Team

Dr. Jim Nutter, the 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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2018 Tournament Standings

 Big South Conference

  1. Liberty, 4-0
  2. Presbyterian, 3-1
  3. Gardner-Webb, 1-3
  4. High Point, 1-3
  5. Radford, 1-3

 

NAQT Sectionals

  1. Virginia Tech A, 10-0
  2. NC State B, 9-1
  3. Liberty, 8-2
  4. Elon, 6-4
  5. Roanoke A, 5-5
  6. Liberty (Novice), 5-5
  7. Washington & Lee, 4-6
  8. Liberty (JV), 4-6
  9. Virginia Tech B, 3-7
  10. Roanoke B, 1-9
  11. UNC-Wilmington, 0-10

49 Wins, 2017-2018

Novice Tournament (Sep. 30 @ NCSU)

  • Liberty 310, VCU 40
  • Liberty 285, VCU 115

 

ACF Early Fall (Oct. 14 @ UVa)

  • Liberty 285, Princeton 180
  • Liberty 245, VA Tech 175
  • Liberty 270, Johns Hopkins 70
  • Liberty 290, VA Tech 195
  • Liberty 175, UNC 165
  • Liberty 230, Johns Hopkins 125
  • Liberty 245, UVa 200
  • Liberty 135, UVa 125
  • Liberty 185, Johns Hopkins 160
  • Liberty 235, Washington & Lee 155

 

ACF Fall (Nov. 4 @ VA Tech)

  • Liberty 235, UVa 190
  • Liberty 275, Wake Forest 80
  • Liberty 265, VA Tech 210
  • Liberty 260, UVa 250
  • Liberty 300, Duke 260
  • Liberty 260, VA Tech 100
  • Liberty 160, Wake Forest 120
  • Liberty 235, VA Tech,165

 

ACF Regionals (Jan. 20 @ UVa)

  • Liberty 125, Washington & Lee 110
  • Liberty 245, Georgetown 70
  • Liberty 255, Maryland 50
  • Liberty 220, VA Tech 75
  • Liberty 170, Maryland 155
  • Liberty 115, VA Tech 55
  • Liberty 135, VA Tech 30

NAQT Sectionals (Feb. 4 @ UNC)

  • Liberty 320, VA Tech 205
  • Liberty 400, Roanoke 65
  • Liberty 265, Washington & Lee 240
  • Liberty 460, Roanoke 120
  • Liberty 360, Elon 155
  • Liberty 360, UNCW 25
  • Liberty 220, Washington & Lee 195
  • Liberty 170, UNCW 90
  • Liberty 235, VA Tech 135
  • Liberty 160, Roanoke 115
  • Liberty 130, Roanoke 95
  • Liberty 210, Roanoke 185
  • Liberty 200, UNCW 50
  • Liberty 145, VA Tech 110

 

Big South Tournament (Feb. 17 @ High Point)
      Undefeated (4-0) Big South Champions

  • Liberty 450, Gardner-Webb 65
  • Liberty 250, Radford 130
  • Liberty 345, Presbyterian 205
  • Liberty 360, High Point 90

 

Stevenson Memorial Tournament (Mar. 31 @ VA Tech)

  • Liberty 265, VA Tech 95
  • Liberty 315, Washington & Lee 215
  • Liberty 165, William & Mary 125
  • Liberty 125, VA Tech 110

 

Roanoke Classic (Apr. 28 @ Cave Spring High School)

  • Liberty 460, VA Tech 220
  • Liberty 360, VA Tech 90
  • Liberty 375, East Tenn. State 310
  • Liberty 410, VA Tech 170
  • Liberty 325, Haysi 265
  • Liberty 325, VA Tech 115

Past Teams

2018: Undefeated Big South Conference Champions, 4-0

Leah DePiero, Mark Whitten (captain), Parker Williams, Nathan Cook, and Kristian Myrdal, after the team’s victory at the 2018 Big South Conference, hosted by High Point University.

 

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)

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

 

 

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

Kaity Shondelmyer, Andrea Teachout, Dr. Jim Nutter, Corbin Payne, Catherine Hardee, & Jake Rogers (captain)

 

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

Jake Rogers, Catherine Hardee, Corbin Payne (captain), Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Andrea Teachout, & Lillian Otieno

 

2010: Big South Conference Champions, 5-1

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

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)

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