Virginia Union University Qualifies for Honda Campus All-Star National Academic Championship Tournament

March 09, 2017

Quiz bowl team will take-on the nation’s brightest HBCU students in California

     Virginia Union University (VUU) has qualified to compete at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament, a prestigious competition that showcases the academic prowess of the brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). VUU’s team is one of 48 student teams that qualified for this year’s National Championship Tournament, which will run from Saturday, April 8th through Tuesday, April 11th in Torrance, CA. 

Virginia Union will be represented by Aaron Coleman, a Mass Communications major from Springfield, VA; Emmanuel Antwi, a History & Political Science major from Woodbridge, VA; Asha Fola-Whigham, an Elementary Education major from Richmond, VA; and Kevonia Jones, a Mass Communications major from Henderson, NC.  The team coach is Dr. Peter Sutton, Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Union.

"Honda congratulates Virginia Union University for qualifying for the 'Great 48,' an impressive feat in itself," said Steve Morikawa, Vice President, Corporate Relations and Social Responsibility, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "We're constantly amazed by the academic prowess, teamwork and level of competition during Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge, and look forward to crowning a champion in April."

This year's road to the championship began in the fall, with 76 HBCUs vying for a spot in the finals. Through countless hours of study, drills and practice, 48 elite teams emerged, knowledgeable and ready to take on the competition. HCASC tests students' knowledge, skills and ability to quickly and accurately answer questions on world history, science, literature, religion, the arts and popular culture.

The final round of the 2017 National Championship Tournament will be live-streamed on Monday, April 10th starting at 12:00 ET on HCASC.com.

For more information on the 2017 HCASC, including a full list of the 48 qualifying teams, visit www.hcasc.com

About Honda Campus All-Star Challenge:
Celebrating HBCU academic achievement, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States.  Since 1989, the program has impacted the lives of over 100,000 HBCU students across 22 states.  Through Honda Campus All-Star Challenge and Honda Battle of the Bands, an annual marching band showcase, Honda has awarded more than $10 million to support music and educational programs at America's HBCUs.