April 20, 2006
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Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Edtwon A. Myree Student Assistant

College Bowl Team Headed to Nationals

Unless you are on the finest trivia team in the region, you may not know the name of the element whose absorption into the body is regulated by Vitamin D, or the name of the nation whose diplomats are traditionally called either nuncios or apostolic delegates.
These are the types of questions Valdosta State University's College Bowl Team will be tackling at the National Championship Tournament 2006, taking place at the University of Hartford, in Hartford, Conn., April 21-23. The VSU team is the only Division II team out of 16 colleges and universities participating in this year's event.

The VSU College Bowl Team won its first regional competition in February at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa after defeating some top teams from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and Florida State University, among others, and was awarded the opportunity to advance to the national competition.

VSU's four-member team includes: Mikey Alday, a senior in nursing; Mitch Alday, a senior in English; David Dickey, a senior in history; and Josh Higginbotham, a junior in communications arts. They will go head-to-head in this battle of the minds with the following colleges and universities:

University of Massachusetts-Lowell
St. Bonaventure University
Seton Hall University
Bucknell University
Davidson College
Ohio State University
Northwestern University
University of Illinois
University of Minnesota
Washington University-St. Louis
Baylor University
University of Arizona
Montana State University-Billings
University of California-Los Angeles
University of New Mexico

For more information or to view the online results that will be posted throughout the tournament weekend, visit http://www.collegebowl.com/nct06/info.asp .