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ASU Academic Bowl champions gear up for regional match


February 18, 2008

With the contents of well-thumbed volumes of trivia at their sides and the sound of buzzers going off in their heads, five students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – members of the 2007 Arizona State University Academic Bowl championship team – are heading to the regional tournament.

The ASU team will travel to the University of Colorado for the College Bowl Regional Championship Tournament, held Feb. 21-23 in Colorado Springs.

ASU teammates include captain Carlos Ross, senior majoring in Japanese; Erin Hutchinson, senior majoring in history and global studies; Kenneth Lan, freshman majoring in biology; and Eli Bliss, a graduate student who received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics this past December. Mike Rockwell, a senior majoring in political science is the alternate.

The team is coached by Brian Gleim, a graduate student in astrophysics, who has competed in previous College Bowls.

Undergraduate Student Government and Student Affairs are sponsoring ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences team in the regional match-up. Also entered in the tournament are teams from the University of Arizona, University of Wyoming, Colorado State University, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and Weber State University. The winner is qualified to go on to the College Bowl National Championship Tournament.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences team dominated the final rounds of the ASU competition last October, sweeping the teams from the Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness and the W. P. Carey School of Business.

The ASU Academic Bowl uses questions provided by the national College Bowl, which allows the campus tournament to be used as a qualifier for the regional and national tournaments.

More information about the ASU Academic Bowl at www.asu.edu/academicbowl.

Ashley Lange, ashley.lange@asu.edu
480-965-1441
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences