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Academic Bowl 1996 archive

In 1996, the first Regional Academic Bowl was held at Gallaudet University to test the waters for an expanded competition in 1997.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 1997 archive

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.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 1998 archive

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.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 1999 archive

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.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2000 archive

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.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2001 archive

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.

Academic Bowl

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Academic Bowl 2002 archive

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.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2003 archive

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.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2004 archive

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

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2005 archive

Academic Bowl 2005

Academic Bowl

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Academic Bowl 2006 archive

Academic Bowl 2006

Academic Bowl

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Academic Bowl 2007 archive

Academic Bowl 2007

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2008 archive

Academic Bowl 2008

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2009 archive

In 2009, the National competition was expanded from 10 to 16 teams for the first time.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2010 archive

Academic Bowl 2010

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2012 archive

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.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2013 archive

In 2013, we returned to the Regionals and National competition format after two years of a single National competition.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2014 archive

Information about the 2014 Academic Bowl.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2015 archive

Information about the 2015 Academic Bowl.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2016 archive

Information about the 2016 Academic Bowl.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2017 archive

Information about the 2017 Academic Bowl Competition

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Academic Bowl 2018 archive

Information about the 2018 Academic Bowl.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2019 archive

Information about the 2019 Academic Bowl Competition

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: Archives & Exhibits

Academic Bowl 2020 archive

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.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

Academic Bowl 2021 archive

Information about the 2021 Academic Bowl.

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

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