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Oct 6, 2022
Academic Bowl Yearly Archives
Peet Hall 412
In 1996, the first Regional Academic Bowl was held at Gallaudet University to test the waters for an expanded competition in 1997.
Resource Type: History
In 1997, all 5 regionals hosted very small sized competitions in order to determine a National competition representative. MSSD was selected as the Mid-Atlantic representative based on having won the 1996 Mid-Atlantic Regional competition.
The number of teams participating in the Academic Bowl dramatically jumped from 12 to 40 teams from 1997 to 1998. EDCO @ Newton North HS was the first team to participate in the National competition twice.
In 1999, CSD Fremont became the first school to win consecutive national championships. Melissa Malzkuhn became the first player to win two consecutive national championships.
In 2000, the Third Place match was played for the first time. EDCO @ Newton North HS was the first team to compete for four consecutive years at the National competition.
In 2001, Robert McConnell won his second consecutive National Championship trophy as the only holdover from MSSD's 2000 championship team. He became the second player to ever win two consecutive National Championship trophies.
In 2002, the National competition was expanded to 10 teams which meant the top two teams from each Regional competition was invited to the National competition. The Most Outstanding Player was also awarded for the first time with Tim Woodford winning the first ever MOP award.
In 2003, the number of Regional teams jumped from 62 to 74 teams thanks to an expansion of the Regional competitions from 12 to 16 teams each Regional.
In 2004, Colorado School for the Deaf came out of nowhere (they had never placed in the top 4 in previous National competitions) to win the National championship.
Academic Bowl 2005
Academic Bowl 2006
Academic Bowl 2007
Academic Bowl 2008
In 2009, the National competition was expanded from 10 to 16 teams for the first time.
Academic Bowl 2010
In 2011 and 2012, a single national competition was held at Gallaudet. Teams competed in a Regionals-style format then 32 teams advanced to the "National" competition. Sixteen teams then advanced to the Playoffs bracket.
In 2013, we returned to the Regionals and National competition format after two years of a single National competition.
Information about the 2014 Academic Bowl.
Information about the 2015 Academic Bowl.
Information about the 2016 Academic Bowl.
Information about the 2017 Academic Bowl Competition
Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits
Information about the 2018 Academic Bowl.
Information about the 2019 Academic Bowl Competition
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were only able to host three Regional competitions with the East Regional taking place online (using the Zoom platform). Our National competition also took place entirely online with Montgomery County Public Schools winning the championship in their very first year of existence.
Information about the 2021 Academic Bowl.
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