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WKU Academic Competition Club qualifies for national quiz bowl

The WKU Academic Competition Club has qualified for the national quiz bowl tournament for the second year in a row and the first time competing in Division I.

After finishing in a tie for second Feb. 9 at the NAQT Mideast Sectional Championship Tournament in Lexington, the WKU team earned an at-large bid to the NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament on March 29 in Chicago. Other teams competing in the Division I event at the NAQT Mideast Sectional were Louisville, Alabama, Centre and Wright State.

WKU team members are: Nick Conder, a graduate student from Leitchfield; Alex Malone, a Gatton Academy student from Pikeville; Ella Shipp, a freshman from Owensboro; Will Walters, a Gatton Academy student from Lexington; and Aaron Whitehead, a graduate student from Somerset.

Contact: Matthew Riggle, matthew.riggle262@topper.wku.edu.

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