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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.

Number of Regional teams: 59 (maximum was 60 at the time)

Number of National teams: 5

National Competition teams:

California School for the Deaf, Fremont (West)
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (Southeast)
John Hersey High School (Midwest)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (Mid-Atlantic)
Rochester School for the Deaf (Northeast)


National Championship match:

MSSD defeated John Hersey HS

Third Place match:

Florida SDB defeated CSD Fremont

MSSD Team Roster:

Rachel Burton
Robert McConnell
Michael Higgins
Earl Mikell

Model SSD team

History of the National Academic Bowl for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The National Academic Bowl for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was established in 1996 under the guidance of Astrid Amann Goodstein, who was then the Executive Director of Enrollment Services at Gallaudet. That year, only six schools participated in what was considered a competition...

Academic Bowl

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