For the second year in a row, Team History won this year’s College Bowl tournament. In 2017 this required securing a victory over Team Economics. The team consisted of History majors Sam Skene, Matt Putnam, Claire Tensa, and Kiera Morace and was coached by Prof. Balcerski. The tournament was organized by our own Dr. David Frye. Thank you to all who participated.
Team History celebrates another championship in the 2017 College Bowl tournament. From left to right: Prof. Balcerski, Sam Skene, Claire Tensa, Matt Putnam, and Kiera Morace.
And they say History never repeats.
As predicted here, Team History did indeed vanquish its foes on the field of trivia. It was a close run thing, but the last few answers secured the victory, and allowed Team History to hold aloft the coveted 2016 ECSU College Bowl cup. And congratulations to Dr. David Frye for a well-officiated tournament.
Team History congratulates its opponents on a match well-played
The victorious members of Team History— Patrick Thomson, Karolyn Rkarriganjobes, Shawn Batchelder, and Matt Putnam—and faculty adviser Dr. Thomas Balcerski are all smiles after winning the 2016 College Bowl championship
in the 2016 College Bowl competition. They’ve advanced from the first round after dispatching Biochemistry. Come watch them defeat Biology in the second round, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 5:00 pm in the Student Center Theatre.
Team History members (L to R) Shawn Batchelder, Matt Putnam, Karolyn Rkarriganjobes, and Patrick Thomson listen intently as ECSU Quiz Bowl moderator and history professor David Frye asks a toss-up question during round 1 of play.
Team History coach professor Thomas Balcerski (L) enjoys a lighthearted moment with Professor Frye and ECSU alum and official scorekeeper, Asa O’Brien (History, 2002), before the start of the competition.
While the study of history consists of far more than just facts, historians have to know more than their fair share. No surprise, then, that our department’s representatives in the Eastern College Bowl trivia competition lived up to the high standards established by past Teams History. This year Team History made it to the championship round and took second place, and is looking to win it all next year. Congratulations to Team History members Keaton Sanborn, Emily Komornick, Shawn Batchelder, and Austin Cirello.