Radford places second in Big South Conference Quiz Bowl
Before attention turned to college basketball tournament action, Radford placed second at the Big South Conference Quiz Bowl championship, a gathering of the conference’s quick-thinking, knowledge-rich students.
Radford’s Chase Thompson, a senior majoring in exercise, sports and health education, finished second overall in the individual standings with 160 points and a 40 point-per-game (ppg) average. Teammate Barkari Brown, a three-year Quiz Bowl veteran for Radford, finished fifth place individually with 145 points and a 36.25 ppg average.
Thompson and Brown earned points by answering a variety of questions on literature, history, geography, government, the sciences, math, art, popular culture and sports. Quiz Bowl has been called the "varsity sport of the mind" and teams play games consisting of two 10-minute halves.
Thompson and Brown were joined on the Radford team by Jason Morris, a sophomore majoring in economics, and Robyn Toran, a sophomore majoring athletic training. The team posted a 3-1 record and finished second to Liberty in the final team standings.
The Radford Honors Academy hosted the five-team event in the new College of Humanities and Behavioral Science (CHBS) building.
“The Quiz Bowl was a chance to show off the campus and the new CHBS building to our conference partners in a fun day of competition,” said Honors Academy Director Niels Christensen. “The Radford team performed well against tough competition.”