A College of Mount St. Joseph team of athletic training seniors Collin Brown and Jessica Pykosz and junior Kayla Wuest won the 2013 Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association College Quiz Bowl this past weekend at Kent State University from a field of 20 accredited athletic training programs. Their win advances them to the district competition in Chicago in March.
The quiz bowl requires teams of students to answer questions from the National Athletic Training Educational Competencies areas in a jeopardy-style format. In the preliminary round, the Mount team won their heat against Ashland University, Baldwin-Wallace College and the University of Toledo. This score put them in second place overall as they headed into the final round against Kent State University, Ohio State University, Ohio University, and the University of Akron.
"The quiz bowl team had some tough competition with some great schools that also took part in the challenge," said BC Charles-Liscombe, Ed.D., chair of athletic training at the Mount. "I know they're excited to prepare for the next level of competition."
Because of their victory, the Mount's team will advance to the district competition at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Chicago March 15, and will face teams from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The winner of the district competition will earn a spot in the national quiz bowl in Las Vegas in June.
The Mount offers a bachelor of science in athletic training which combines research and technology with a liberal arts core that emphasizes values, integrity and social responsibility. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.