2023 Southern Section Academic Quadrathlon

Fifty two students representing thirteen universities competed in the 2023 Southern Section ASAS Academic Quadrathlon. Teams from: Texas A&M University, North Carolina State University, Texas Tech University, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State University,  University of Florida, University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, University of Mount Olive, Louisiana State University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Auburn University, Tuskegee University, completed at the lab practicum, written exam, oral presentation, and quiz bowl. The lab practicum and written exam sections of the contest were hosted by North Carolina State University. 

Overall winner was Texas A&M University, team members:  Emily Ecord, Abigail Borden, Avery Flanagan, and Grace Parks led by liaisons: Sushil Paudyal.

1st Place Texas A&M University, team members:  Emily Ecord, Abigail Borden, Avery Flanagan, and Grace Parks led by liaisons: Sushil Paudyal.

2nd Place North Carolina State University, team members: Hannah Williams, Molly Jones, Erin Poteat, and Brianna Colosi led by liaisons: Carrie Pickworth.

3rd Place Texas Tech University, team members: Kyle Vahlenkamp, Anna Wyle, Rylee McKinney, and Macy Lawrence led by liaison: Whitney Crossland.

Congratulations to all teams and tremendous thank you to the volunteers to judge Presentations, write and grade Practicum and Written Exams, assist with the Quiz Bowl, and organize the program.

2023 SS ASAS AQ Committee: Brandon Smith - Auburn University (Chair), Carrie Pickworth- NC State, Jessica Carter-Middle Tennessee State University, and Cathleen Williams-Louisiana State University

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.

Teams participate in four events: Laboratory Practicum, Written Exam, Oral Presentation, and Quiz Bowl. In the Laboratory Practicum, the team demonstrates its ability to perform physical skills. Work at each station lasts 15 to 20 minutes and involves the entire team. The work at each station usually involves a species such as beef or swine or a disciplinary area such as nutrition or meats. The Written Exam has a time limit. The questions may involve any area related to animal production and products. Each team writes one exam, dividing the questions as they wish. In the Oral Presentation, the students are given a topic to discuss dealing with animal agriculture. This is an exercise in cooperative problem solving. In the Quiz Bowl questions may be on any topic that relates to animal agriculture and that are answerable in a short period of time. Quiz games will be organized as double elimination tournament.

Previous Results

First Place- Texas A&M University

First Place- Texas A&M University

First Place - Texas Tech University

First Place - Texas Tech University

First Place - Texas A&M University

First Place - Texas Tech University
Second Place - Auburn University
Third Place - Texas A&M University

First place- Texas A&M University
Second place- Louisiana State University
Third place- University of Arkansas

First place- Oklahoma State University
Second place- University of Florida
Third place- Texas A&M University

First place- Texas A&M University
Second place- Oklahoma State University
Third place- Middle Tennessee State University

First place- Oklahoma State University
Second place- Berry College
Third place- Auburn University

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