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Alpha Sigma Phi Wins Campus College Bowl
This team from Alpha Sigma Phi won the recent campus College Bowl tournament. (L to R) Anthony Millard, Team Captain Jim Capinera, Jeff Romano, Rudis Carrasco, and Dave Coviello.
The Sigma Nu team took second place at the campus tournament. (L to R) Gil Ramirez, Forrest Harper, Dave Seperson, and Sean Cohen.
Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity was the first-place winner in the campus tournament. Sigma Nu fraternity came in second, and Phi Mu sorority took third place in the nine-team competition.
In addition, 10 individual “all-stars” were selected, based on their performance in the campus tournament, and they will compete for five positions on the official University of Hartford College Bowl team. The university’s team will compete in the regional College Bowl tournament, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2006, at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
The winner of the regional tournament will move on to the National Championship Tournament, scheduled for April 21-23, 2006, at the University of Hartford. The top 16 teams in the country will compete in the national tournament.
The 10 all-stars and the teams they represented in the campus tournament are: Elsa Chin (SGA), Tiffany Hightower (Phi Mu), Forrest Harper (Sigma Nu), Gilbert Ramirez (Sigma Nu), Chandiha Gajapathy (SGA), Laura Lewis (Phi Mu), David Coviello (Alpha Sigma Phi), Sarah Rutman (Independent), Aret Akbork (Delta Sigma Phi), and Jim Capinera (Alpha Sigma Phi). Over the next two weeks, the 10 all-stars will compete for the five spots on the Hartford College Bowl team.
College Bowl, known as “The Varsity Sport of the Mind,” is a fast-paced contest in which teams compete to answer questions in a wide range of subjects.
The Nov. 4 campus tournament was sponsored by the Kampus Activities Team (KAT), Follett College Stores, the Office of Residential Life, and the Office of Greek Life. Nine teams took part in the tournament, representing the Student Government Association (SGA), Residential Life, an independent team and six fraternities and sororities.
In the end, the winning team was Alpha Sigma Phi, lead by its captain and last year’s Hartford College Bowl team member Jim Capinera. “I was very excited about the campus tournament this year, especially after playing on the Hartford team last season,” Capinera said. “College Bowl is a different kind of competition with questions on just about everything and it is fun to play.”
Other members of the Alpha Sigma Phi team included Jeff Romano, David Coviello, Anthony Millard, and Rudis Carrasco. First place team members received awards of $125 each, second place $75 each, and third place $50 each. Ken Kulas was the top graduate student in the competition and received $125 for that tournament honor.