Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates 30 Years of HBCU Academic Excellence

Forty-eight teams will compete for the 2019 National Championship title at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), the nation’s premier academic competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Celebrating its 30th year as the nation’s premier academic competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) will culminate the year-round program on April 16 when a new champion is crowned. The top quiz bowl teams from 48 HBCUs will travel to Los Angeles for the HCASC National Championship Tournament, April 13-17, on the Honda campus in Torrance, California.

HCASC connects the nation’s best and brightest HBCU students and provides an opportunity to expand their scope of knowledge, learn teamwork and sportsmanship, and develop a bond with their fellow competitors. The program highlights students’ academic talents and ability to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture. Outside of game play, students participate in community service activities and are provided with leadership, networking and mentorship opportunities.

“For 30 years, the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge has provided high-achieving HBCU students the opportunity to advance their dreams,” said Steve Morikawa, vice president of Corporate Relations and Social Responsibility at American Honda. “This is an event that Honda feels passionately about, with many of our associates volunteering each year to help make it happen. We look forward to meeting students, coaches and institutional reps from all HBCUs and crowning the 2019 HCASC National Champion.”

In April, more than 300 HBCU students, coaches, presidents and institutional representatives will participate in and attend the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament in Los Angeles. The 2019 HCASC contingent hails from 48 HBCUs, or “Great 48,” located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. These teams earned a place in the National Championship Tournament by competing in regional tournaments held on HBCU campuses. Each year HCASC awards $358,000 in institutional grants to participating HBCUs. 

For the list of “Great 48” qualifying HBCUs, visit

Source: PR Newswire


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