2007 NAC

From QBWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2007 National Academic Championship
Champion Harrison
Runner-up Manheim Township
Third Horace Greeley
Fourth Torrey Pines
High scorer Fuhe Xu of Harrison (MVP)
Editor/s Questions Unlimited
Site Crowne Plaza Riverwalk in San Antonio (May 26-29); Marymount University in Arlington, VA (June 1-5); Ramada Plaza in Orlando (June 9-12)
Field
Stats

DC champion Harrison A won 355-290 over Manheim Township in the final. Harrison dispatched Hastings A 355-190 in one semifinal, while Manheim Township beat San Antonio champion Horace Greeley 270-235 in the other semifinal. The "Muller Foundation" sponsored a $2000 scholarship for the winning team.

Tournament Events

Harrison's Lyn Schneider was named "Coach of the Year." Fuhe Xu and Ariel Schneider of the Harrison team were both put into the NAC Hall of Fame after the tournament.

Former AAC operator and NAC staffer Brooks Sanders was named MVP of the "coaches' game" in Washington, as he travelled with Ithaca to the tournament.

South Brunswick was named "Rookie of the Year," while Rye Country Day was named "Comeback Team of the Year" for going from 95th in 2006 to 26th in 2007.

The "Who Wants to Be a Game Show Host?" contest was held in San Antonio and DC, with competing students as moderators and coaches as players.

Questions

Some questions from the tournament:

"Whose poems include 'To His Excellency George Washington' and 'On being brought from Africa to America'?"

"Translate the Spanish sentence, Usted es mas loco que una cabra."

"Name three schools that have won the 64-team NCAA basketball tournament more than once."

"In 1892, which composer became director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York?"

"The escape velocity of a planet is the speed an object needs to attain to leave the gravitational pull of the planet. One commonly used equation for escape velocity is written with three letters representing three quantities. Name the three quantities required in this formula."

"As a book reviewer for a conservative periodical, she gave thumbs down to his debut work, Uncle Tom's Children. He retaliated by disparaging her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, in a liberal magazine. Name these two African American authors, destined by politics and points of view to be enemies forever."

Field

The 90-team field, as ranked on the QU website:

  • 1. Harrison A
  • 2. Manheim Township
  • 3. Horace Greeley A
  • 4. Torrey Pines
  • 5. Penn Manor
  • 6. Hastings A
  • 7. South Brunswick
  • 8. Seton Hall
  • 9. Jackson Prep
  • 10. Hoover
  • 11. Shanghai American
  • 12. Wilmington Charter
  • 13. Plano Senior A
  • 14. New Rochelle
  • 15. Saint Thomas Academy
  • 16. St. Joseph's
  • 17. West Chester East
  • 18. Booker T Washington
  • 19. High Technology
  • 20. Copley A
  • 21. Aiken
  • 22. Morris Area
  • 23. Ithaca
  • 24. Hickman A
  • 25. Hamilton
  • 26. Rye Country Day
  • 27. Scripps Ranch A
  • 28. Holland Hall
  • 29. Bellaire A
  • 30. Fishers
  • 31. Briarcliff
  • 32. White Plains B
  • 33. Manchester
  • 34. Byram Hills A
  • 35. Plano East
  • 36. Knoxville West
  • 37. Jackson Jr. High
  • 38. Hastings B
  • 39. Madison Central
  • 40. Kinkaid
  • 41. White Plains A
  • 42. John Cooper
  • 43. Claremore
  • 44. Horace Greeley B
  • 44. River Valley
  • 46. Fruita Monument A
  • 47. St. John's Preparatory
  • 48. Hickman B
  • 49. New Milford
  • 50. Perryville
  • 51. McKinley
  • 52. Plano Senior B
  • 53. St. Croix Country Day
  • 54. Shepton A
  • 54. Ysleta
  • 56. Kennewick
  • 57. Fairfield Community
  • 58. Fairview
  • 59. Syosset A
  • 60. Bromfield
  • 61. Bellaire B
  • 62. Elkhorn
  • 63. Fruita Monument B
  • 64. Plano West
  • 65. Brandon Valley
  • 66. Bayside Academy
  • 67. Bridgeport
  • 68. Bennett
  • 69. Ripley
  • 70. Warren Area
  • 71. Harrison B
  • 72. Lake George
  • 73. Delaware Valley
  • 74. Hershey
  • 75. Ticonderoga
  • 76. Roseville
  • 77. Salida
  • 78. Tatnall
  • 79. Ridgeland
  • 80. Scripps Ranch B
  • 81. Boone
  • 82. Lamar
  • 83. Wallenpaupack
  • 84. Apollo
  • 85. Syosset B
  • 86. Shepton B
  • 87. Bishop Moore
  • 88. Copley B
  • 89. Byram Hills B
  • 90. Eureka

Links

2007 National Academic Championship
Previous
Next
2006 NAC
2008 NAC