Grambling Qualifies to Compete at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Nationals in California

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GSU Honda All-Star Challenge Team

Grambling, LA – Completing a hard-fought journey that began in the fall, the team representing Grambling State Univ. has qualified to compete at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament to be held March 21-25 in Torrance, California. Now in its 26th season, HCASC is a unique academic competition that showcases the academic prowess of the best and brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

With 76 HBCUs vying for a spot in the Nationals, teams competed in seven qualifying tournaments held in late January. 48 emerged from the group, including Grambling earning the opportunity to compete for the title of “National Champion” and a $50,000 institutional grant from Honda.

“GSU is very proud of our talented Quiz Bowl Team.  We are competitive and expect to bring home the top honors” said Interim President Dr. Cynthia Warrick.

Dave Fields, Jr., John Carter, Whitney Gaston-Loyd, and Jharrayne McKnight will represent Grambling. Charlette Favors, Student Clubs & Organizations Director will coach the team. The 2015 National Championship Tournament will be live-streamed on Monday, March 23rd starting at 12:00 ET on and other websites.

For more information on the 2015 HCASC, including a full list of the 48 qualifying teams, visit Connect with HCASC via social media for updates on Facebook ( and Twitter (, using #HCASC.

About Honda Campus All-Star Challenge:

Celebrating HBCU excellence, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. Since 1989, the program has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to participating HBCUs, impacting the lives of over 100,000 students across 22 states. The participating HBCUs share in grants from Honda of up to $328,000 each year. HCASC’s impressive roster of past participants includes engineers, lawyers, doctors and professors. A number of high profile former HCASC participants have been inducted into the HCASC Hall of Fame, including Clark Atlanta University alumnus and ESPN anchor, Bomani Jones, who participated in two HCASC competitions between 1999 and 2001, serving as team captain in 2001.

For more information, contact:

Thomas Cunningham, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge: (800) 388-2272 x105 /

Matt Sloustcher, Honda North America, (310) 357-5711 /


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