February 11, 2014
WILBERFORCE — While America’s athletes are going for the gold in Sochi, our Central State University students are competing on Saturday, Feb. 15 in trials for the “Olympics of the mind,” Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge.
Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge is a knowledge game of quick recall for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Now in its 25th year, more than $7 million dollars in grants have been awarded by Honda to participating HBCUs and nearly 100,000 students in 22 states have participated.
Students James Rodney White, Jr., Destiny Danielle Garner, Alexis Dominique Henry, Deshon Michael McLemore and their coach Dr. Obiwu Iwuanyanwu, assistant professor in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, are representing us at the National Qualifying Tournament at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.
Forty-eight teams from the qualifying tournaments will advance to the National Championship Tournament at Honda’s Torrance, California headquarters. Over $300,000 is at stake this year, with the champion HBCU earning a $50,000 grant. The 48‐team field will be announced on February 20th via a live Webcast.
“Honda would like to wish good luck to all the HCASC teams attempting to qualify for the National Championship tournament this weekend. The journey started at the beginning of the school year and has included long hours of hard work, practice and study, in addition to your regular academic course load.
Good luck to all the teams, we look forward to greeting the Great 48 in Torrance in April.” said Mr. Stephan Morikawa, Assistant Vice President for Corporate Community Relations, American Honda.
Honda Campus-All-Star Challenge is celebrating its 25th year as the official HBCU Quiz Championship.