Release date: April 26, 2010
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‘Sidelines’ Team Captures 2010 Quiz Bowl Title
(MURFREESBORO, TN) – A four-member team from MTSU’s student newspaper, Sidelines, held off the challenge of two University Honors College teams to earn the first-place award in the Scotty Tucker Memorial Quiz Bowl April 6 in the Learning Resources Center television studio.
Rosalind Ruth, Dustin Evans, Michael Stone and Larry Sterling provided the winning spark for Sidelines, which earned $175 for first place.
Finishing second and winning $100 was the Buchanan Scholars team of Kaitlin Beck, Troy Berry, Lee Reed and Erica Cathey. Third place was earned by the Honors College quartet of Sam Mitchell, Shannon Murphy, Amy Goldstein and Tony Pritchard, who received $75.
The Omega Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, an honor fraternity for students pursuing careers in risk management, insurance and actuarial science, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society co-sponsored the Quiz Bowl, said Dr. Ken Hollman, holder of the Martin Chair of Insurance and Gama Iota Sigma adviser.
Megan Richardson is president of MTSU’s Gamma Iota Sigma chapter, while Dr. Bill Badley is president of the Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
This marks the 21st straight year Quiz Bowl has been held, Hollman said. He added that it was videotaped for later airing on MTTV Channel 10, the student-run TV station at MTSU.
The Quiz Bowl involved 12 four-person teams from across campus, Hollman said. Entry fees were $30.
The questions involved trivia from almost every discipline represented on the MTSU campus.
With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.
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