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{{Infobox|Name = Eliza Grames
 
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|Subjects = Literature, Earth Science, Ecology
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|Subjects = Lake Superior, social psychology
 
|schoolcur = [[Minnesota]] (2009-Present)  
 
|schoolcur = [[Minnesota]] (2009-Present)  
 
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'''Eliza Grames''' is a junior at the University of [[Minnesota]] where she is the current president.
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'''Eliza Grames''' is a senior at the University of [[Minnesota]] where she is the current treasurer after two years as the Committee Chair. Her major accomplishments as the Chair were creating an updated collegiate clubs contact list, hosting numerous on-campus trivia events including on-stage entertainment before OK Go, and setting the team up to transition to being governed by five officers in 2012-2013.
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As a player, she got significantly better between the 2010-2011 season and the 2011-2012 season following a summer of employment at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, where she was paid to read books at boat landings for 40 hours a week when no fishermen were present. Other factors that may have contributed - writing roughly half of 2011 [[MUT]], co-editing the [[Minnesota High School Novice Tournament]], and writing for HSAPQ. She was reportedly drafted for Fantasy ICT at the University of [[Michigan]] but doesn't understand why anyone would think that was a good idea, considering every time she plays a tournament with [[Melanie Keating]] a great deal of giggling occurs.
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Eliza did not play high school Quizbowl because her high school regrettably only participated in the dreaded [[Knowledge Bowl]]. Luckily, she was introduced to Quizbowl by a former [[DeLaSalle]] player who lived down the hallway in her dorm freshman year.  
  
 
==Tournaments==
 
==Tournaments==
* 2010 [[SCT]] North Division II. 20.69 PPG; tied with [[Drake]] for 6th playing with [[Michael VanDeWeghe]] and [[Tianna Pilipovic]]
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* 2012 [[Chicago Open]] anticipated play with [[Melanie Keating]], [[Robin Heinonen]] and [[Joe Hansen]]. Despite a warning from [[Mike Cheyne]] that no one has fun at Chicago Open, the team expects to have the worst record and the most fun of any team at the tournament.
* 2010 [[EFT]] Mirror at Minnesota. 11.5 PPG; 5th place with [[Kelsey McCoy]], [[Michael VanDeWeghe]] and [[Melanie Keating]]
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* 2012 [[ICT]] Division II. 48.73 PPG; individual 12th place Division II, team 16th place with [[Melanie Keating]], [[Jonathon Hank]], and [[Ribhu Agarwala]]. The team was in a three-way tie with [[Notre Dame]] and [[Northwestern]], but won the first tiebreaker game against [[Notre Dame]] on a half-packet that conveniently had a large proportion of "things Eliza likes" in it. They then went on to lose all of their playoff games, including one against [[Maryland]] in which Eliza negged "humpback whales" with "barn owls" on the first clue and was made fun of by [[Greg Peterson]] for several minutes following the match.
* 2010 [[ACF Fall]] at Carleton. 18.18 PPG; 7th place with [[Kelsey McCoy]], [[Michael VanDeWeghe]] and [[Melanie Keating]]
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* 2012 [[Penn Bowl]] at Northwestern. 23.33 PPG; team 15th with [[Melanie Keating]], [[Peter Estall]], [[Srijay Rajan]], and [[Han Li]]
* 2011 [[SCT]] North Division I. 8.21 PPG; 4th place with [[Bernadette Spencer]], [[Matt Hart]] and [[Cresston Gackle]]
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* 2012 [[ACF Regionals]] at Minnesota. 20.00 PPG; individual 10th place; team 4th place with [[Han Li]], [[Srijay Rajan]], and [[Peter Estall]]
* 2010 [[Penn Bowl]] at Northwestern. 5.00 PPG; 14th place with [[Robin Heinonen]], [[Kelsey McCoy]] and [[Michael VanDeWeghe]]
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* 2012 [[SCT]] at Carleton. 63.70 PPG; individual 2nd place; team 2nd place with [[Melanie Keating]], [[Ribhu Agarwala]], and [[Han Li]]
* 2011 [[ACF Regionals]] at Minnesota. 13 PPG; 6th place with [[Kelsey McCoy]]
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* 2012 [[BARGE]] at Illinois. 23.12 PPG; individual 12th place; team 7th place with [[Mike Cheyne]], [[Srijay Rajan]], and [[Robin Heinonen]]
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* 2011 [[Minnesota Open]] at Minnesota. 6.88 PPG; no team rank due to house-team dissolution, but needless to say it would have been bad, considering the team only won matches against [[WUSTL]] and the [[Gautam Kandlikar]]/[[Anant Shah]]/[[Joe Hansen]]/fourth player(?) team.
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* 2011 [[ACF Fall]] at Carleton. 41.82 PPG; individual 9th place; team took second to [[Carleton]] in the finals with [[Robin Heinonen]], [[Lauren Johnson]], and [[Srijay Rajan]]. This tournament marked the first time Eliza ever won a book prize; regrettably, the only book left was "The Scarlet Letter".
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* 2011 [[MAGNI]] at Carleton. 32.14 PPG; individual 6th place; team 2nd place with [[Melanie Keating]], [[Kelsey McCoy]], and [[Robin Heinonen]]
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* 2011 [[MOO]] mirror at Minnesota. 7.50 PPG; team 1st place with [[Andrew Hart]], [[Gaurav Kandlikar]], [[Lauren Johnson]], and [[Robin Heinonen]]
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* 2011 [[ACF Regionals]] at Minnesota. 13 PPG; team 6th place with [[Kelsey McCoy]]
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* 2011 [[Penn Bowl]] at Northwestern. 5.00 PPG; team 14th place with [[Robin Heinonen]], [[Kelsey McCoy]] and [[Michael VanDeWeghe]]
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* 2011 [[SCT]] North Division I. 8.21 PPG; team 4th place with [[Bernadette Spencer]], [[Matt Hart]] and [[Cresston Gackle]]
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* 2010 [[ACF Fall]] at Carleton. 18.18 PPG; team 7th place with [[Kelsey McCoy]], [[Michael VanDeWeghe]] and [[Melanie Keating]]
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* 2010 [[EFT]] Mirror at Minnesota. 11.5 PPG; team 5th place with [[Kelsey McCoy]], [[Michael VanDeWeghe]] and [[Melanie Keating]]
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* 2010 [[SCT]] North Division II. 20.69 PPG; team tied with [[Drake]] for 6th playing with [[Michael VanDeWeghe]] and [[Tianna Pilipovic]]
  
 
==Writing==
 
==Writing==
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Eliza co-edited the 2011-2012 [[Minnesota High School Novice Tournament]] with [[Gaurav Kandlikar]]. She also has written large percentages of the 2011 and 2012 [[Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament]] sets. She contributed to the 2012 MOQBA JV Set and writes for HSAPQ. In 2012, she is co-writing an awful trash set called [[Never Say Never: Anything Goes]] with [[Melanie Keating]] which will be run as a side event at [[Minnesota Open]].
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Packet submissions include:
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* 2012 [[Minnesota Open]] (in-progress)
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* 2012 [[Chicago Open]] with [[Robin Heinonen]] and [[Melanie Keating]]
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* 2012 [[ACF Nationals]] with [[Melanie Keating]], [[Peter Estall]], and [[Han Li]] which was never submitted because the team's budget ran out and Eliza got frustrated with a 14-line short story on the Battle of Bannockburn written by [[Peter Estall]].
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* 2012 [[Penn Bowl]] with [[Peter Estall]] and [[Han Li]]
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* 2012 [[BARGE]] with [[Mike Cheyne]], [[Robin Heinonen]] and [[Srijay Rajan]]
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* 2011 [[ACF Fall]] with [[Robin Heinonen]] and [[Lauren Johnson]]
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* 2011 [[Penn Bowl]] packet submission with [[Gaurav Kandlikar]], [[Robin Heinonen]], [[Kelsey McCoy]], and [[Michael VanDeWeghe]]
 
* 2011 [[TIT]] packet submission with [[Rob Carson]], [[Bernadette Spencer]] and [[Robin Heinonen]]
 
* 2011 [[TIT]] packet submission with [[Rob Carson]], [[Bernadette Spencer]] and [[Robin Heinonen]]
* 2011 [[Penn Bowl]] packet submission with [[Gaurav Kandlikar]], [[Robin Heinonen]], [[Kelsey McCoy]], and [[Michael VanDeWeghe]]
 
* 2011 [[Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament]], most categories
 
* 2011 [[Minnesota High School Novice Tournament]], most categories
 
* 2011 [[HSAPQ]]
 
* 2012 MOQBA JV Set
 
  
 
==Tournament Direction==
 
==Tournament Direction==
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* 2012 [[Minnesota High School Novice Tournament]] with [[Gaurav Kandlikar]]
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* 2012 [[GINVIT]]
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* 2011 [[BHSAT]] Mirror at Minnesota
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* 2011 [[Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament]]
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* 2011 [[Prison Bowl]] Mirror at Minnesota
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* 2011 [[GSAC]] Mirror at Minnesota
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* 2010 [[GINVIT]]
 
* 2010 [[Collegiate Novice]] at Minnesota with [[Gaurav Kandlikar]]
 
* 2010 [[Collegiate Novice]] at Minnesota with [[Gaurav Kandlikar]]
* 2010 [[GINVIT]]
 
* 2011 [[GSAC]] Mirror at Minnesota
 
* 2011 [[Prison Bowl]] Mirror at Minnesota
 
* 2011 [[Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament]]
 
* 2011 [[BHSAT]] Mirror at Minnesota
 
  
==Other==
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==Leadership==
* 2010-2011 [[Minnesota]] President
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* 2012-2013 [[Minnesota]] Treasurer
* 2011-2012 [[Minnesota]] President
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* 2011-2012 [[Minnesota]] Committee Chair
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* 2010-2011 [[Minnesota]] Committee Chair
  
 
[[Category:Minnesota]]
 
[[Category:Minnesota]]
 
[[Category:People]]
 
[[Category:People]]

Revision as of 08:50, 29 May 2012

Eliza Grames
Eliza Grames.jpg
Noted Subjects:
Lake Superior, social psychology
Current Collegiate Team Minnesota (2009-Present)
Past Collegiate Teams None
High School Team Esko (2005-2009) (Knowledge Bowl)
Middle School Team None

Eliza Grames is a senior at the University of Minnesota where she is the current treasurer after two years as the Committee Chair. Her major accomplishments as the Chair were creating an updated collegiate clubs contact list, hosting numerous on-campus trivia events including on-stage entertainment before OK Go, and setting the team up to transition to being governed by five officers in 2012-2013.

As a player, she got significantly better between the 2010-2011 season and the 2011-2012 season following a summer of employment at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, where she was paid to read books at boat landings for 40 hours a week when no fishermen were present. Other factors that may have contributed - writing roughly half of 2011 MUT, co-editing the Minnesota High School Novice Tournament, and writing for HSAPQ. She was reportedly drafted for Fantasy ICT at the University of Michigan but doesn't understand why anyone would think that was a good idea, considering every time she plays a tournament with Melanie Keating a great deal of giggling occurs.

Eliza did not play high school Quizbowl because her high school regrettably only participated in the dreaded Knowledge Bowl. Luckily, she was introduced to Quizbowl by a former DeLaSalle player who lived down the hallway in her dorm freshman year.

Tournaments

Writing

Eliza co-edited the 2011-2012 Minnesota High School Novice Tournament with Gaurav Kandlikar. She also has written large percentages of the 2011 and 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament sets. She contributed to the 2012 MOQBA JV Set and writes for HSAPQ. In 2012, she is co-writing an awful trash set called Never Say Never: Anything Goes with Melanie Keating which will be run as a side event at Minnesota Open.

Packet submissions include:

Tournament Direction

Leadership