In 2002, Irmo was second at the NAQT HSNCT, losing a thrilling final to St. John's 355-325. They also won their second straight National Academic Championship and the Tournament of Champions, becoming the last-ever team to unify the two championships of badly written questions in four-quarter format. In addition, this team was perhaps the last NAC championship team to possibly deserve the title of the top team in the nation, given its close second place finish at the NAQT HSNCT.
Their NAQT team consisted of Alex Kloth, Jan Vargas, John Bedenbaugh, and Jonathan Hess. Drew Sheffield was added for the NAC team. The ASCN roster is unknown but was likely those five. Hodges Lewis was the coach.
This team was named "the greatest team ever" by Chip Beall after their NAC victory.