Some of the best and brightest students representing 48 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have qualified to compete in the prestigious 27th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament, running from Saturday, April 2 through Monday, April 4, in Torrance, CA.
The HCASC showcases the academic prowess of the brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
The quiz-bowl style competition, pits two teams against each other, answering questions in various subjects including African American history and literature, the sciences, business and industry, fine arts, sports, geography, religion, American and world history and pop culture.
This year’s road to the tournament began in December 2015 with 76 HBCUs vying for a spot. After seven qualifying tournaments, 48 schools emerged from the group, earning the opportunity to compete for the title of “National Champion” and a $50,000 institutional grant from Honda.
“Earning a seat at the National Championship Tournament is no easy feat, and we congratulate each and every student for displaying the drive and determination necessary to do so,” said Steve Morikawa, Vice President, Corporate Relations and Social Responsibility, American Honda. “Over its 27-year history, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge has become a multi-generational community event, and we look forward to hosting the students and providing their families with an opportunity to watch them compete in California.”
Congratulations to the 48 HBCUs which have qualified to compete at the 28th annual National Championship Tournament.
The “Great 48” teams: Full list of participating HBCUs
- Alabama A&M University, Huntsville AL
- Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
- Albany State University, Albany, GA
- Alcorn State University, Alcorn State, MS
- Benedict College, Columbia, SC
- Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
- Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
- Cheyney University-Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA
- Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
- Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
- Concordia College Alabama, Selma, AL
- Dillard University, New Orleans, LA
- Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC
- Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
- Fisk University, Nashville, TN
- Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
- Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
- Hampton University, Hampton, VA
- Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO
- Howard University, Washington, DC
- Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, TX
- Langston University, Langston, OK
- Lincoln University-Missouri, Jefferson City, MO
- Miles College, Birmingham, AL
- Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS
- Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
- Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
- North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
- North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
- Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
- Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX
- Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
- Rust College, Holly Springs, MS
- Savannah State University, Savannah, GA
- Southern University-Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
- Southern University-New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
- Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
- Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL
- Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
- Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS
- Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
- University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD
- University-District of Columbia, Washington, DC
- Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
- Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA
- West Virginia State University, Institute, WV
- Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
The final round of the 2016 HCASC National Championship Tournament will be live-streamed on Monday, April 4 starting at noon ET on HCASC.com.
The Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. Since 1989, the program has impacted the lives of over 100,000 HBCU students across 22 states. The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge along with other Honda initiatives has awarded more than $10 million to support various programs at America’s HBCUs.
For more information on the 2016 HCASC, visit www.hcasc.com.
Connect with HCASC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HCASC), Twitter (www.twitter.com/HCASC) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/hcascpix/) using #HCASC.
Sources: HCASC, North Carolina A&T State University