Albany State Qualifies for Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Albany State University has qualified to compete at the 2018 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament, a prestigious competition that showcases the academic prowess of the brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The national championship, which will be held Saturday, April 7 – Wednesday, April 11, invites over 10,000 talented students from HBCUs around the country to Los Angeles, California, to compete for a $75,000 grand prize in the academic tournament. Funds will be used for scholarships and program development.
Sixty-seven HBCUs vied for a spot at the nationals during the qualifying tournaments held Feb. 2 -3 in Washington, D.C. Albany State received a top-seeded spot at nationals after defeating two undefeated teams, Howard University and Cheyney University.
In California, participants will be split into eight divisions and will compete in a modified round-robin format. The top two teams from each division will advance to the "Sweet 16" and will compete in a single elimination playoff. The final two teams that emerge from the playoffs will compete to become the national champion.
This will be the ASU’s third year competing at the national championship. The team is led by Coach John Williams, assistant professor of biology in the ASU Department of Biological Sciences.
Honda Campus All-Star Challenge team members:
Norma Davis ( A Team Captain), biology major
Spencer Touat, forensic science major
Mercedes Fortune, forensic science major
Kennady Wright, mathematics major
Alexis Taylor (B Team Captain), forensic science major
Kristin Martin, chemistry major
Brandi Simpson, mass communication major
Brenda Simpson, mass communication major