Georgetown Day

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Georgetown Day School
Gds.jpg
Location:
Washington, DC
Club President None
Coaches none
State Championships 2001 NAQT, 2010 NAQT
National Championships 1989 ASCN
National Appearances HSNCT: 2000, 2007-2015
PACE: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012
Program Status Unknown
School Size Unknown

Georgetown Day School (often abbreviated GDS) is a private K-12 college prep school in Washington, DC. GDS began competing in quizbowl along with It's Academic in the mid-1980s, one of the first DC-area schools to do so. In 2001, GDS finished in 2nd place at the PACE NSC. In partnership with Banneker High School, GDS won the 2001 PAC.

In a more recent string of successes, spurred on by Ian Eppler, GDS tied for 21st place at the 2007 NAQT HSNCT and for 17th place at the 2008 NAQT HSNCT. Their 2009 team placed 3rd at the 2009 PACE NSC and tied for 5th at the 2009 NAQT HSNCT. A Matt Jackson-led team won the 2010 DC/MD NAQT States, finished 5th again at HSNCT, and got 5th at the 2010 NSC. Susan Ikenberry coached GDS from 1998 until 2009, although she still organizes the It's Academic team.

GDS' tournament is traditionally called the Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament, named for the former GDS player that is also the namesake of the PACE Academic Ambassador Award, and is held at varying times of the year. GDS hosted the 2007 and 2011 Maryland/DC NAQT Championships, both won by Richard Montgomery. In 2008, it served as the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic site for the No Name Tournament. GDS, in partnership with Brown and Vanderbilt, wrote their own, well-received Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament set for 2010.

A Team Members

Current Team Members

  • Noah Cowan '15
  • Ned Sanger '15
  • David Winkler '15
  • Neeraj Shah '15
  • Daniel Lewis '15
  • Ben Friedman '15
  • Adam Forsyth '15
  • Talia Goldberg '15
  • Noah Boorstin '16
  • Noah Kravitz '16

Notable Former Players

See also


ASCN TOC Champion
Preceded by
Year
Succeeded by
Savannah
1989
Eisenhower