The Erskine Quiz Bowl Team is set to compete in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Lower Mid-Atlantic Sectional Championship Feb. 5, 2023, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“This is a novice competition, and we will be competing in the Division II tournament against Duke, Liberty University, South Carolina, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and William and Mary University,” says team chaplain Gabriel Collier, a sophomore from Holly Hill, N.C., who serves as Student Ministries Chair and is a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader.
Team members competing, in addition to Collier, are Hunter Godbolt, a senior from Dillon, S.C.; Reles Littleton, a sophomore from Clinton, S.C.; Harvee Patel, a freshman from Donalds, S.C.; Kritu Patel, a senior from Greenwood, S.C.; and Dalton White, a freshman from Covington, Ga.
“I am excited for this competition. We already have two competitions under our belt this year, and hopefully, this competition will go well,” says Collier. “I know that my team agrees with me when I say that we have had fun this year, and we hope that we will continue to bring glory and honor to God’s name.”
According to the NAQT website, “Quiz bowl is a competition of questions and answers, played by teams with buzzers (or, occasionally, individual players not on teams)” in which “Questions cover a wide range of academic topics plus pop culture, sports, and current events.”
Assistant Professor of History Dr. Corinne Gressang serves as coach for the Quiz Bowl Team. She is scheduled to present academic research in another city and will be unable to attend the tournament with the students. Stepping up to accompany the team are Resident Director Morgan Roberts, an Erskine Seminary student who coaches the Erskine Debate Team; and Resident Director Nolan Meadows.