At the 36th Annual College Bowl on March 18 in the Student Center Theatre, students majoring in Mathematics defeated the team from the Biology Department. The match, moderated by Physical Sciences Professor Timothy Swanson, was very close, with the lead exchanging hands several times during the match, and not decided until the final question, a question about U.S. presidents.
The Mathematics Department now has the travelling plaque, and a poster featuring the winning team is in a display case on the fourth floor of the Science Building. Both will remain displayed there until a new team earns the championship next year. The plaque was made by a member of the first winning team in 1977, and has been presented to winning teams for the past 35 years.
The College Bowl is a single elimination competition that consists of teams representing various academic majors on campus. In the semi-final matches, the Biology team beat the History Department Team, and the Mathematics team beat the team of Biochemistry majors.