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Culver Academies Wins Sixth Straight Quizbowl Conference Championship

January 17, 2012
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01/18/12 Over one hundred students from North Miami, North White, Delphi, Argos, Twin Lakes, Pioneer, Kouts, and Culver Academies competed on three Wednesdays in November, December, and January to determine the Tippecanoe Valley Quizbowl Conference Champions. The Culver Academies Varsity A team went 13-0 in conference play to claim a a sixth straight championship, finishing three games clear of the field. However, things were not as straightforward when
it came to second place, as four teams pushed hard for the runners-up spot, with the final result not being determined until the final round of play.

In the end, Culver’s Varsity B team went 10-3 in Conference to tie for second with North Miami, North White, and Pioneer. Both Culver A and Culver B have therefore qualified for the NAQT National Championship which will be held May 26-27 in Atlanta, GA. Culver’s Team Captain Andrew Van Duyn, Class of 2012, earned Conference MVP honors as the overall top scorer with 138.5 points per game. Culver’s overall season record improved to 38 wins and 8 losses. Complete conference results and stats can be accessed at
http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=3928
<http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=3928&playoffs=1>

Photo:  The Culver Academies Quizbowl Team
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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