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SUBR and SUNO Advance to National Qualifying Tournament of 29th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge


WHAT: Southern University at Baton Rouge and New Orleans (SUBR, SUNO) will have teams compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 29th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier quiz bowl for top HBCU students. The fast-paced buzzer competition highlights students’ academic prowess and ability to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture. SUBR and SUNO are two of 64 teams competing for institutional grants and a spot in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament taking place in Los Angeles, April 7 – 11, 2018.

WHAT ELSE: Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is a year-round program that includes campus engagement, intramural play, qualifying tournaments and culminates with the National Championship. In 1989, Honda established HCASC as a way to highlight and recognize the academic talents of HBCU students. More than $8.5 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facility upgrades and other investments to improve the student experience. This year’s challenge features more than 10,000 HBCU student competitors.

WHEN: Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 am – 6 pm


WHERE: SUBR team- Prairie View A&M University, Memorial Student Center

                SUNO team- Dillard University, Professional Schools and Sciences Building


VISUALS: Highlights from last year’s Honda Campus All-Star Challenge:


CONTACT: If you are interested in attending the HCASC National Qualifying Tournament, please contact Shadia Washington, University Host,   

VOTING: 4 HBCUs will automatically qualify for the National Championship based on a public vote at  Vote up to 3 times/day through February 5.

About Honda and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Honda has supported and celebrated America's HBCUs for more than 25 years. Since 1989, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), one of Honda's largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States, has impacted the lives of over 125,000 academic superstars from across the country. Since 2003, Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) has provided eight top HBCU marching bands with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver a dynamic performance on a national stage.  Both HCASC and HBOB enable schools to earn grants and positive attention for their respective institutions. Through programs like HCASC and HBOB, Honda is not only supporting students academically, but helping position them for career success. 

For more information about Honda Campus-All Star Challenge, contact:

Mary Oberembt, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge: (800) 388-2272 x107 /

Jaymie Robinson, Honda North America, (310) 783-3943 /


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