Liberty University Wins Inaugural Big South Conference Quiz Bowl

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Liberty University won the first-ever Big South Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament this past Saturday, Feb. 4, at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.  Liberty recorded a perfect 8-0 record in finishing ahead of Big South members Radford, VMI, Charleston Southern and High Point.  The tournament, sponsored by the Big South, was the inaugural event developed from the outgrowth of the Conference’s new Academic Consortium.

Liberty finished with 1430 points in the round-robin format to earn the Big South Quiz Bowl Championship Trophy and team member plaques.  Radford placed second with a 6-2 mark, while VMI and Charleston Southern tied for third-place at 3-5.  High Point finished fifth at 0-8.  Radford University student Patrick Hunter-Kilmer led all participants with 38.75 points per game game, ahead of Liberty’s Dallas Shipp (33.12).  High Point University student Amanda Roberts was the only other player over 25 points a game with 25.62.  The top 10 individual scores were as follows:

 Player, school...............................PPG
 Patrick Hunter-Kilmer, Radford.....38.75
 Dallas Shipp, Liberty......................33.12
 Amanda Roberts, High Point..........25.62
 Clay Finley, Liberty........................17.50
 Zach Smith, Liberty........................17.14
 Brian Hull, Charleston Southern......13.75
 Zach Curtis, Liberty........................12.14
 Jason Fry, Charleston Southern.......11.88
 Dan Wilmoth, VMI.........................10.62
 Jason Long, VMI............................10.62
 
The 2006 Big South Quiz Bowl was the first organized event by the League’s Academic Consortium.  The Consortium’s mission is to develop institutional relationships outside of athletics and explore ways to share programs and resources to the benefit of students and member institutions.  In addition to developing the Quiz Bowl into an annual event, the Consortium is planning an Undergraduate Research Symposium among Big South member institutions in 2007.