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Academic Bowl 2007: Round 1 results


October 11, 2007

After eight mtaches in the first round, the Academic Bowl’s original field of 16 teams was whittled down to eight. The following teams advanced to the quarterfinals for the chance to win a scholarship prize of up to $4,500 and the President’s Cup trophy:

  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Mary Lou Fulton College of Education
  • W. P. Carey School of Business
  • College of Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
  • Herberger College of the Arts
  • Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness

See a complete roundup of each match:

Match 8
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences vs. Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness

In the eighth and final match of the evening, John Kingsmore, Katharyn Neuer, Miranda Yeagin and Tina Drury of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences competed against the Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness.

Taking an early lead, the Morrison School competitors, consisting of students Mark Chancerelle, Michael Zajas, Michael Neider and Andrea McBurney, won the majority of the toss-up questions and bonus points. The Morrison school students cleared the first round of the Academic Bowl with a sweeping win over the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. The final score was 290-125.

The moderator for the seventh and eighth matches was Mari Koerner, dean of the College of Teacher Education and Leadership.

Match 7
College of Design vs. Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

The Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering dominated most of match No. 7 against the College of Design, which included teammates Alex Oreschak, Doreen Zhao, Lisa Santy and Anthony Avery.

Students Karl Sturm, Tim Shaw, Joe Jannuzzi and Paul Gambill, representing the School of Engineering, swept the match with 335 points to the College of Design’s 145.

Match 6
University College vs. Herberger College of the Arts

In contrast, match No. 6 sported some heated competition as the Herberger College of the Arts took on the University College in what started out as a close match with both teams going neck-and-neck in their pursuit of bonus points and toss-up questions.

The Herberger team, which included students Randy Forte, Rachel Kavanaugh, Ronald Strauss and Spencer King, found its groove and raced ahead at the close of the first half. The University College squad, which included students Veronica Bernard, Wonda Baugh, Bobby Hunnicut and Miranda Hautla, ended the game with a final score of 150 points – a bit short of Herberger’s tally of 290 points.

"You can’t spell 'smart' without 'art'!" cheered the Herberger fans.

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director of ASU Public Events, served as the sixth match’s moderator.

Match 5
College of Technology & Innovation vs.College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The final day of the first round got off to a rocky start, with a missing team from the College of Technology & Innovation. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences won the first match of the night – the fifth match overall – in a forfeit and were allowed to play an exhibition game for practice.

Match 4
College of Human Services vs. School of Global Management & Leadership

The fourth and final match for the evening brought the School of Global Management & Leadership and College of Human Services to face each other. Global Management & Leadership’s team consisted of students Gio Briones, Jake Doucette, Ryan Rogel and Chad Pagoria. Human Services included students Ruth Faulkner, Jared Tremp, Kate McCausland and Alex Quinn.

The first round was tight, ending in an 85 to 40 score to College of Human Services. But Human Services held out and won the match 175 to 55 to advance to the next round.

B. William Silcock, assistant professor at the Cronkite School, moderated this match.

Match 3
College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation vs. W. P. Carey School of Business

In the third match, the W. P. Carey School of Business and College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation battled it out. The W. P. Carey team comprised of Alexander Porter, Derek Guizado, Rishi Mohnot and Aaron Oaks. Nursing’s team included students Brian Arnett, Derek Byrne, Karen McDonald and Kari McBride.

W. P. Carey School started off the first round and maintained a leading score 180 to 0. In the second round, Nursing made it on the board, but couldn’t catch up to W. P. Carey, who won with a smashing score of 300 to 55 and moved on to the next round.

Adrian Sannier, university technology officer, moderated the match.

Match 2
Mary Lou Fulton College of Education vs. College of Teacher Education & Leadership

The second match of the night was teams Mary Lou Fulton College of Education and the College of Teacher Education & Leadership. The Mary Lou Fulton team included students Katarina Gomez, Tyler Edwards, Nathaniel Hudson and Jessica Dailey. Teacher Education & Leadership team consisted of students Christina Cote, Bret Woodward, Cynthia Porter and Paul St. John.

Five ASU cheerleaders revved up the crowd before this match began, cheering “2-4-6-8 Fulton Ed is really great!” and “G-O, go Fulton go!”

Mary Lou Fulton lived up to its “cheering” reputation by winning the match 185 to Education & Leadership’s 85 points and advanced to the quarter finals.

Gail Hackett, vice provost and dean of University College, moderated both matches.

Match 1
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication vs. School of Applied Arts and Sciences

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Applied Arts and Sciences kicked off the bowl as the first match. The Cronkite School team included students Justin Adams, Joe Cox, Meghan Getz and Jordan Lapier. The Applied Arts and Sciences team comprised of students Meghan Lamb, Beth Carbine, Lauri Seckington and Sarah Snyder.

The Cronkite School led the game in both rounds and won by a landslide with 350 points to Applied Arts and Sciences’ 70.

Cronkite School teammate Getz got a nod for the highlighting moment of the match, answering a question with “piglet” after only hearing this portion of the question “Winnie the Pooh was banned from Turkish TV…” leaving the audience in awe.