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Fierce competition drives first round


October 11, 2007

Wednesday, Oct. 10 marked the first round of the academic competition, with eight college teams competing to advance to the quarter finals.

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.

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.

Mary Lou Fulton won the match with 185 points to Education & Leadership’s 85 and advanced to the quarter finals.

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.

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.

Eight more colleges and schools will compete in the next round of matches scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Pima room in the Memorial Union. The winners of Wednesday’s matches will compete against the winners of Thursday’s matches in the quarter finals on Oct. 17.

For the complete story on the first round of Academic Bowl competition, visit the Academic Bowl Web site: www.asu.edu/academicbowl.