COLUMBIA, S.C. (courtesy Allen University Facebook page) — Allen University’s Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Team defeated Claflin University and others and is advancing to the national championship tournament in Torrance, California March 28-April 1.
Dr. Fayaz Kabani and the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge team, comprised of Trevaris Brown, senior biology major, Ezekiel Hokett, junior mathematics major, Delvin Peterson, freshman computer science major, and Alexander Leonard, junior social science major with pre-law concentration, will compete with 47 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities for a chance to win a $75,000 grant.
“I am proud of our team’s accomplishments this year, particularly our second-place finish at the Claflin qualifying tournament. We held our own against Oakwood, a school that has an established HCASC tradition, having won back-to-back titles from 2008-2009 and winning as recently as 2017,” said Kabani, Allen’s Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Team coach.
“Dr. Adams had a successful dream in bringing quiz bowl back to Allen, and I am happy to coach a now two-time returning Great 48 team. This is but the start of a great HCASC program here at Allen University, and we will turn some heads at the National Championship Tournament.”
During the National Qualifying Tournament held at Claflin, Allen defeated Paine College, Harris-Stowe College and Claflin University and finished the tournament with a 4-2 record.