|High scorer||Grace Liu of High Tech (MVP, DC)|
Ben Peck of Detroit Jesuit (MVP, Chicago)
|Site||Chicago; New Orleans; Washington DC|
The 2012 National Academic Championship took place in late May and early June 2012, at three sites (Loyola University, New Orleans, May 26-28; Westin Alexandria, Virginia, June 1-3; Sheraton Four Points O'Hare, June 9-11).
In the New Orleans phase, Harrison (IN) defeated White Plains (NY) in the final, 525-280. The third and fourth place teams were Trinity Prep (FL) (lost to Harrison, 365-315) and Ben Franklin (LA) (lost to White Plains, 480-130).
In the DC phase, High Tech (NJ) defeated Watson Chapel (AR) in the final, 380-225. The third and fourth place teams were Ardsley (NY) (lost to High Tech, 495-340) and Irvington (NY) (lost to Watson Chapel, 340-325).
In the Chicago semifinals, High Tech defeated St. Edward (OH), 425-240, and Detroit Jesuit defeated Harrison, 390-330.
Detroit Jesuit defeated High Tech by 10 points in the overall final, after the tossup "Saddam Hussein's 1977 book Our Struggle was translated into German under what title? (answer: Unser Kampf)" went dead.
New Orleans: Altamont A (AL) defeated Clements (TX), 285-130. The semifinalists were Jesuit (LA) and Altamont B.
DC: High Tech defeated Manheim Township (PA), 295-155.
Chicago: LaGrange (GA), defeated St. Edward (OH), 165-155.
Altamont was declared the national champion by virtue of their "undefeated record among the 18 JV teams in New Orleans."
New Orleans: Conway Christian (AR) defeated Altamont (AL), 340-305. Other playoff teams were Hazen and Jesuit. Wesley Oliver of Conway Christian was named MVP.
DC: Trickum (GA) defeated Johnson County (KY) 465-300. The semifinalists were Gretna (NE) (lost to Johnson County 470-260) and Middlesex (CT) (lost to Trickum 480-405). Brent Bessemer of Trickum was named MVP.
Chicago: Flushing (MI) defeated Danville Bate (KY) 475-235. The semifinalists were Holy Name (KY) (lost to Flushing 505-315) and Campbell County (KY) (lost to Bate 400-285). The other two playoff teams were Grove (OK) (lost to Bate 345-305) and Hopkins West (MN) (lost to Flushing 405-385). Myles Siglin of Flushing was named MVP.
Trickum was declared national champion due to their undefeated record in DC (both Flushing and Conway Christian sustained 2 prelim losses). The QU website remarked: "Flushing edged Trickum in average points per game, 374-373. It will remain a matter of speculation whether Flushing would beat Trickum, if it were possible to arrange a game between the two."