On Saturday, Swarthmore College Bowl sent two teams to Maryland to compete in the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) Sectionals and try to qualify for Nationals. The Divison I team of Chris White ’05, Arthur Chu ’06, Emily Ullman ’06, and Micaela Baranello ’07 tied for fourth with a 9-7 record (third among undergrad-only teams) and will most likely qualify.
The big story of the day, however, was the Division II (novice) team of Wren Elhai ’08, David Stifler ’08, and Scott Blaha ’07, who ran roughshod over the competition, easily winning the division with a 14-0 record for Swarthmore’s first undefeated performance in living memory. In addition, Wren was the top Div. II scorer with over 90 points per game, the best individual performance by a Swarthmore player since 2001.
Thanks to Chris White for providing the results.