February 07, 2017

Texas Tech wins Southern Section AQ


Congratulations to Texas Tech University, overall winner of the 2017 Southern Section Academic Quadrathlon! Second place went to Auburn University, followed by Texas A&M University in third place. A total of 10 teams participated in this year’s competition, which was held Feb. 4 at the Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center in Spring Hill and Feb. 5 at the Spring Hill GM Visitors Center.

Colleges represented at this year’s competition included Auburn University, Berry College, Middle Tennessee State University, Mississippi State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The teams competed in a lab practicum, written exams, oral presentations and a quiz bowl competition during the two-day event. Here is a listing of the top 3 placings in each of these categories:

Lab practicum

1st: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2nd: Texas Tech University

3rd: Middle Tennessee State University


A team of undergrads from Auburn University placed 2nd overall at the Southern Section AQ.

Written exam

1st: Middle Tennessee State University

2nd: Texas Tech University

3rd: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Oral Presentation

1st: Tuskegee University

2nd: Mississippi State University

3rd: University of Arkansas

Quiz Bowl


The Texas A&M AQ team with advisor Dr. David Forrest. The team placed 3rd overall at the Southern Section AQ.

1st: Texas Tech University

2nd: Auburn University

3rd: Texas A&M University

Overall winners were announced following the Quiz Bowl Championship on Sunday, Feb. 5. Hats off to all the participating undergraduate teams!