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Culver Academies Quizbowl Team Defeats Nationally Ranked Detroit Country Day (#15), Places Second at 32-team University of Michigan Tournament

December 5, 2011
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12/06/11 On Saturday, December 3, the Culver Academies Quizbowl team placed second at the  32-team University of Michigan Tournament. On their way to the championship final, the Eagles recorded victories over Detroit Catholic Central B, Detroit Country Day, Utica, Novi and Troy, who finished third through seventh respectively. Detroit Country Day is ranked #15 in the national quizbowl rankings, DCC B #94. In the final, Culver faced national #8 Detroit Catholic Central A. The Eagles led for most of the game, but DCC A finished off the game with two strong powers to claim the title by a score of 385-335. Culver team captain Andrew Van Duyn was the tournament’s MVP with a scoring average of 119 points per game. The Eagles record on the season improved to 23 wins and 4 losses. Complete stats and results for the tournament can be accessed here:  http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/782/stats/all_games/standings/. Current national rankings can be accessed here: http://hsqbrank.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/11282011-top-100-high-school-quiz-bowl-teams/.

Photo:  The Culver Academies Quizbowl Team placed second at the 32-team University of Michigan Tournament.  Pictured:  Back row from left: Assistant Coach Lauren Coil-Sherck, Claire Cunningham ’15, Krista Trefren ’15, Cole Grandel ’15, Muriel Weathers ’15, Wilson Wu ’12, Austin Kilduff ’15, Head Coach Phil Blessman  Front Row from left: John Van Duyn ’14, Andrew Van Duyn ’12, Franklyn Ndubuisi-Obi ’13, Ellery Sever ‘13

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