Northern Michigan University’s Quiz Bowl team won the Delta Burke Invitational on April 1 at Michigan Tech. The final tournament of the academic year featured two squads from Michigan Tech, one from Finlandia University and one from NMU. The NMU “Quiz Cats” had a perfect 9-0 record. Finlandia University took second place, with a 6-3 record.
NMU student Annika Peterson finished her quiz bowl career by winning the individual scoring championship, with an average 70 points per game. NMU student Dimitri Capers was the next highest NMU scorer, with 30 points per game.
"This has been the best year in the eight-year history of the NMU Quiz Bowl team,” said Michael Joy, faculty adviser and coach. “Our players practice for many hours each week, enthusiastically learning about academic fields that run the gamut from literature to history to science to geography and just about anything else you can think of."
Students Eric Pitz and Anna Massaro joined Peterson and Capers on the NMU championship squad.