SF Brain Bowl Team Qualifies for State and Nationals

SF Brain Bowl Team Qualifies for State and Nationals

February 15, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Brain Bowl team picked up a couple of recent wins that qualify them for state and national tournaments. Brain Bowl is a fast-paced quiz tournament in which teams of four students compete against teams from other colleges. Students are quizzed on a range of topics including literature, humanities, mathematics, sciences, and even some popular culture.

The SF Brain Bowl team competed in a sectional tournament in Bradenton last month and teammates Noah Bush, Pablo Vega, Mason Sexton, and Ryan Howard qualified for the National Association Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) national community college championship tournament to be held in Chicago, IL in early March. Howard has other obligations during the tournament, so the team will be supplemented with Renate Ferrante and Lourdes Guallpa.

Earlier this month, two teams represented SF at the Florida College System Activities Association regional championship in Ocala, FL. The A team consisting of Pablo Vega, Kyle Giest, Mason Sexton and Renate Ferrante, became the regional runner-up and qualified for the state championship which will be held in Marianna, FL in mid-March.

It is the first time that the Santa Fe College Brain Bowl team qualified for both the state and national championship tournaments since Asha Brunings became team coach in April 2015 and the third consecutive year it qualifies for the state championship. For more information about participating in Brain Bowl, contact the coach at