1996 NAC

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1996 National Academic Championship
Edited by Questions Unlimited
Champion Houston Memorial
Runner-up Maggie Walker
Third Manheim Township
Fourth Downingtown
High scorer
Site New Orleans & Marymount University in Arlington, VA

Houston Memorial took the title by beating defending champion Maggie Walker (then "Governor's School") in the finals 370-325. Governor's School defeated Manheim Township in the semifinals of the Marymount phase 425-405. Tournament was held in two phases, at New Orleans and at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. 125 total teams participated.

Beall offered the winning team their choice of a set of plane tickets, championship rings or $2,500 in scholarships.

Scott Petty joined the NAC Hall of Fame after this tournament.


Incomplete list of schools known to be in the 125-team field

Cuba (MO)

Downingtown (PA)

Governor's School (VA)

Houston Memorial (TX)

James Island (SC)

Manheim Township (PA)

St. Joseph (NJ)

West Chester East (PA)

1996 National Academic Championship
1995 NAC
1997 NAC