Academic Quadrathlon Description

The Academic Quadrathlon is a local or a regional event involving undergraduate student teams from within a school or university or between students from various schools or universities. The emphasis of an Academic Quadrathlon is on participation by students rather than on competition. At the local level, teams must be organized by the students and consist of four individuals or fewer. Any student from any major may participate at the local level. To be an eligible member on a regional team one must not have previously represented their school at the regional level. They must be undergraduates in a nonprofessional degree program at the time of their local competition. The regional team must be the winning team at the local competition. Continue reading...

2021 Virtual Academic Quadrathlon

We had an exciting Academic Quadrathlon competition this past weekend.  Teams endured the added challenge of competing in a virtual environment, but they definitely rose to the occasion.  Many schools, facing the challenges and restrictions of COVID-19 did not hold local contests this year, but 7 schools furnished a very competitive field including: University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Kansas State University, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, South Dakota State University , University of Missouri

With much help from advisors, faculty, staff and graduate students throughout the Midwest region, all components of the contest were converted to a virtual format and delivered in real-time through Zoom and the use of Google Forms.  Teams competed in the Lab Practicum section of the Academic Quadrathlon and presented their Oral Presentations on Saturday.  On Sunday they returned to complete the Written Exam and to compete in the Quiz Bowl contest. Results are as follows:

Lab Practicum:

1st Place: South Dakota State University

2nd Place: Kansas State University

3rd Place: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Oral Presentation: 

Tied for 1st Place: University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Iowa State University 

3rd Place: South Dakota State University

Written Exam:

1st Place: Iowa State University

2nd Place: Kansas State University

3rd Place: South Dakota State University

Quiz Bowl:

1st Place: Iowa State University

2nd Place: Kansas State University

3rd Place: University of Missouri

Overall AQ Results:

Help the Midwest Section cheer on Iowa State University as they compete in the National Academic Quadrathlon at the 2021 ASAS-CSAS-SSASAS Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY

1st Place: Iowa State University
Advisor: Christen Burgett
Team Members: Grace Jakes, Hannah Heit, Emily Saeugling, Ben McClain

2nd Place: South Dakota State University
Advisor: Rosie Nold
Team Members: Riggen Zelinsky, Murray Perkins, Sadie VanderWal, Sarah Voss

3rd Place: Kansas State University
Advisor: Karol Fike
Team Members: Ally Leslie, Emily Prugh, Jerilyn Nelson, Emily Headrick

Team Contact Information

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