On Saturday, February 4, ten historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will send their best and brightest students to Virginia Union University (VUU) to compete for a spot in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). Virginia Union has competed in the HCASC since 1990, but this is the first year that VUU has been chosen to host one of the National Qualifying Tournaments. HCASC is a year-round program which engages thousands of HBCU students in a fast-paced round-robin academic competition. Teams attend one of eight official National Qualifying Tournaments in February and 48 teams are selected to advance to the National Championship Tournament in California in April.
Since the competition’s inception in 1989, Honda has provided more than $8 million in grants to support scholarships, facilities upgrades, and other investments to improve the student experience. Schools participating in the National Qualifying Tournament at VUU include Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, Hampton University, Morgan State University, West Virginia State University, Central State University, Elizabeth City University, Fisk University, Savannah State University, and Virginia Union University.
The Tournament is free and open to the public. The competition will take place in the Wilder Library Lecture Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Virginia Union University is located at 1500 North Lombardy Street.