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Vassar College
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Poughkeepsie, NY
Current President or Coach York Chen
National championships none
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Vassar College is a private co-educational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York. Its quiz bowl team is led by York Chen.

Halcyon days

Vassar College finished fourth at the 1982 and 1984 NCT.


Hunter graduate York Chen, class of 2016, started to attend tournaments in the 2012-13 season. A one-man team playing solo, Vassar qualified for ICT at the 2013 MIT mirror of DII SCT, finishing 8th. [1]

A team of York and Ronald Yu finished tied for 6th at Yale's MUT mirror in late March 2013. [2]

Current members

  • Charles Bando-Hess, '16
  • York Chen, '16
  • Logan Cooley, '16
  • Mark Derasmo, '16
  • Schuyler Devos, '17
  • Mike Fracentese, '16
  • Molly James, '17
  • Collin Knopp-Schwyn, '16
  • Zeke Maben, '17
  • Brian Xing, 17
  • Ronald Yu, '16