The Fulton Schools’ Maroon and Gold Academic Bowl teams worked hard in the 2016 competition. The students had a good time and faced off against some really smart Sun Devils.
On Monday, November 7, the Maroon team — Colton Sowers, computer science; Daniel Martin, computer systems engineering; Jon Malapit, electrical engineering; Matt Askins, aerospace engineering and Rohan Murty, chemical engineering — answered trivia in lightning-fast question-and-answer rounds from a wide range of topics to make it through to the November 9 semifinal and final rounds.
During Wednesday’s Academic Bowl play, they first faced the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Maroon team and lost, putting them in a tough position of needing to win the remainder of their matches for the rest of the competition. They had a comfortable victory against their next opponent, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and then went up against the W.P. Carey School of Business Gold team.
“It was a close match, coming down to the final seconds,” said Maroon team member and aerospace engineering student Matt Askins.
A final score of W.P. Carey 185, Fulton Schools 175 — a margin of one 10-point question — put them in third place. First place went to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Gold team — Allan Garry, aerospace engineering; Brian Kozik, computer science; Enoch Kim, computer science engineering; Kelly Green, civil engineering and Mick Thomas Lim, computer systems engineering — almost joined the Maroon team, making it to the final match of the Tuesday, November 8 opening rounds.
Fulton Schools Academic Bowl teams have placed second in the 2015 and first in the three previous years.