National Association of the Deaf

College Bowl Rules and Teams



2012 NAD Conference, Louisville, KY, July 3-7 - DeaFestival Kentucky July 7

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Will the winner be one of the legacy teams, Gallaudet University, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, California State University at Northridge, or one of the new teams joining the competition this year?

A Biennial NAD Conference tradition since 1988, the College Bowl brings together young, quick thinking students for a spirited evening of academic competition. The goals of the NAD College Bowl are to promote esprit de corps among competing colleges and within each team and to enhance the visibility of colleges serving students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The competition begins with the first-ever expanded preliminary round, which determines which colleges/universities will compete in the College Bowl Finals! The teams will vie for the coveted silver trophy and scholarships, as the audience tries to guess the answers along with the contestants. Come cheer your favorite team as their brains are put to the test - and find out if they are triumphantly correct or horribly wrong. Either way, enjoy the competition and test your knowledge!

Rules For Preliminaries:

There will be two preliminary matches on Wednesday, July 4th. The first match takes place at 10:00 a.m. with three teams in each room answering the same set of questions. After the first match is completed, the teams will be re-seeded and play the second match at 2:00 p.m. Each team’s point total from the two matches will be combined, and the three teams with the highest combined scores will advance to the Finals.

Rules For Finals:
Teams consist of four contestants, who rotate as participants during the three rounds of the competition. Each round of questioning has three players on a team, and each of the four contestants play at least one round. Questions will be presented and the team will type their answers. There will be 20 seconds for the team to answer the
questions. Rounds 1, 2, and 3 consist of 18 questions each in the following categories: art and literature, history, geography, science/technology and nature, sports and leisure, deaf heritage and culture, entertainment, mathematics, and current events.

Scoring:
1st round: Each correct answer equals 1 point.
2nd round: Each correct answer equals 3 points.
3rd round: Each correct answer equals 5 points.
Wrong answers are not penalized.

Bonus:
Any team may announce their intention to challenge the opposing teams after a category has been shown, but prior to the display of the question. If the answer is correct, the points will be doubled. If the answer is incorrect, the team will lost the doubled point value. 


Alana W. BealA longtime NAD member, the College Bowl Emcee Alana W. Beal, comes from a multi-generational Deaf family and grew up in New York City. She owns Creative Communications, a firm that performs professional and life coaching and provides expert consultation on business efficiencies and growth strategies. Alana is the current president of Deaf Women United, a 25-year-old national membership organization, and is a regular blogger on workplace communications and business practices at deafnation.com. She is also a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and networking events. Alana is an alumna of Lexington School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University and University of Phoenix. She lives in Charlotte, NC, with husband Donnie Dove. This will be her first time emceeing the NAD College Bowl competition.

 

 

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CSUN Players and Coaches
 
Robert SidanskyRobert Sidansky - Coach
 
Danielle BermanDanielle Berman - Assistant Coach
 
Brandon MarinBrandon Marin
Age: 21, 3rd year student
Major: Psychology
Goals: Receive a Psy. D and MD
Activities: Wakeboarding, reading, soccer, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, New Student Orientation mentor, Deaf CSUNians, Unified We Serve
What do you hope to gain from this experience? To satisfy my thirst for learning, develop a strong bond with my teammates/friends, meet and network with people from all over the nation, and represent California with pride!
 
Emily SchwartzEmily Schwartz
Age: 21, 4th year student
Major: Deaf Studies/Creative Writing
Goals: To be happy with my life
Activities: Reading, writing, eating, roller derby, and being with friends
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Have a great time with great people.
 
Josh TozeskiJosh Tozeski
Age: 24, 4th year student
Major: History
Goals: Travel around world, work
Activities: Participate in recreational activities, sports, hanging out with friends, videogames
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Knowledge, gain experience and be a true leader.
 
Moises JaramilloMoises Jaramillo
Age: 20, 3rd year student
Major: Kinesiology
Goals: To get accepted into physical therapy and get a Doctorate
Activities: Basketball, music, StumbleUpon, Socializing, Kinesiology Member Club, Sign ‘N Run, Leadership Conference, Intramurals
What do you hope to gain from this experience? FUN!

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Gallaudet Players and Coaches
 
Robert WeinstockRobert B. Weinstock - Coach
 
Pia PaulonePia Marie Paulone - Assistant Coach
 
Todd BonheyoTodd Bonheyo
Age: 19, 1st year student
Major: Undecided
Goals: Find the world’s unknown places
Activities: Men’s basketball, Kappa Gamma Fraternity
What do you hope to gain from this experience? The competition itself, and the opportunity to interact with the finest people from all competing schools.
 
Gabriel PauloneGabriel Paulone
Age: 21, 3rd year student
Major: Art History and History
Goals: Travel around the world; own a brewery
Activities: Collecting graphic novels, traveling, drawing, Director of Public Relations, Student Body Government; Football (three seasons); Kappa Gamma Fraternity
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Friendship; expanding network.
 
Allison WeinerAllison Weiner
Age: 20, 4th year student
Major: Accounting
Future Goals: Entrepreneurship
Activities: Business, technology, Reddit, reading, general geekry, Phi Kappa Zeta sorority, Student Body Government
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Meet other intelligent deaf college students.
 

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Chris KurzChristopher Kurz - Coach
 
Gary BehmGary Behm - Assistant Coach
 
Ethan BergerEthan Berger
Age: 19, 2nd year student
Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Goals: In my opinion, it is too early to tell what my realistic future goals are, but I know that I want to work with people in some form.
Activities: I enjoy any sport, especially baseball, football, ultimate frisbee and snowboarding. Other than sports, I love to play video games and just hanging out with friends.
 
Jordan BurgenerJordan Burgener
Age: 22, 3rd year student
Major: Journalism
Goals: To write either full-time or part-time, working on short stories, essays, and novels.  I want to have an impact on the world, small or large.
Activities: Writing random things, listening to music and watching movies.
What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to have fun and learn whatever I can about myself and others.
 
Gianni ManganelliGianni Manganelli
Age: 21, 3rd year student
Major: Imaging Science
Goals: Astronomer, Subaru BRZ Enthusiast; Fine Art Photographer; Bassist
Activities: Kung Fu, playing bass, League of Legends online; film buff; people watching
 
Taylor YukawaTaylor Yukawa
Age: 20, 4th year student
Major: Finance
Future Goals: Travel the world, discover my roots in Japan, visit every MLB ballpark in America, and to find a great job after college
Activities: Movies, playing sports, snowboarding, making films, and having lively debates with friends
What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to see what goes on during the NAD Conference, meeting new people and having the opportunity to bond with other colleges through this friendly competition.

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SWCID Players and Coaches
 
Amanda GlasgowAmanda Glasgow - Coach
 
Hannah KirchhoferHannah Kirchhofer - Assistant Coach
 
Musab Omar Al-SmadiMusab Omar Al-Smadi
Age: 21, 2nd year student
Major: Computer Information Systems
Goals: Obtain a Ph.D. in Software Engineering
Activities: Traveling, reading, soccer, volleyball, and tennis
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Experience the challenges.
 
Marcela BacaMarcela Baca
Age: 21, 2nd year student
Major: Computer Information Systems
Goals: Get a Bachelor’s degree
Activities: Arts, crafts, cooking, volleyball and basketball
What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to gain new friends, experiences, and opportunities.
 
Jesus BarreraJesus Barrera
Age: 20, 1st year student
Major: Computer Information Systems
Goals: Get a Bachelor’s degree in Business
Activities: Video games, computers, hanging out with friends, and work out. I also love challenges and I am not afraid of challenges.
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Represent SWCID, experience new things, and have fun.
 
Allen NearhoofAllen Nearhoof
Age: 21, 3rd year student
Major: General Studies
Goals: Be rich
Activities: Outdoor activities, fishing, and basketball
What do you hope to gain from this experience? I am very honored for a great experience at the NAD Conference.
 
Chris WarmackChris Warmack
Age: 20, 1st year student
Major: General Studies
Goals: Receive my bachelor’s degree and seek employment
Activities: Magic card ricks, work out, wrestling, soccer, and socialize with people
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Take the challenge and benefit from it.

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U of Minn Players and Coaches
 
Sonny Wasilowski - Co-Coach
 
Kaitlyn MielkeKaitlyn Mielke - Co-Coach
 
Justin Barlow
Age: 24, 4th year student
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Goals: Improve/discover renewable energy
Activities: Sports, video games, basketball, and softball
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Purely experience.
 
T'jay MiddlebrookT’jay Middlebrook
Age: 25, 3rd year student
Major: Global Studies
Goals: Travel, Work in the United Nations
Activities: Soccer
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Connections.
 
Shawn VriezenShawn Vriezen
Age: 33, 3rd year student
Major: Information Technology, Infrastructure/Computer Science
Future Goals: To be awesome
Activities: Rock Climbing, photography, camping, video games, University of Minnesota ASL Club, DHH Student Ambassador Program, TEH PWN Gaining Club, and Association for Computing Machinery
What do you hope to gain from this experience? See some familiar faces and enjoy some friendly competition.
 
John WilsonJohn Wilson
Age: 20, 2nd year student
Major: Sociology
Goals: work with advocacy law
Activities: Reading, biking, and student ambassador program
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Great time meeting new people!

U of Texas - Austin

University of Texas - Austin Players and Coaches
 
Lauren KinastLauren Kinast - Co-Coach
 
Rachel MaziqueRachel Mazique - Co-Coach
 
Duggan BakerDuggan Baker
Age: 20, 3rd year student
Major: Geology and Plan II
Goals: I want to become an oil and gas lawyer and hopefully pursue my interests as a writer, eventually.
Activities: I enjoy running, swimming, biking, and various outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, and fishing.
What do you hope to gain from this experience? I would like to meet and become friends with many people and absorb as much about Deaf culture as I can.
 
Lisa H. GuerraLisa H. Guerra
Age: 20, 2nd year student
Major: History and minor in Communication
Goals: Write a book and learn a second language
Activities: Photography, reading, soccer, and Students with Disabilities Agency Director with student government
What do you hope to gain from this experience? I would like to put the University of Texas at Austin on the map for any potential Deaf students to consider attending after school.
 
Christy HedigerChristy Hediger
Age: 19, 1st year student
Major: Exercise Science
Goals: To become a physician’s assistant
Activities: Golf, watching movies, hanging out with friends, Intramural sports, and College Bowl
What do you hope to gain from this experience? Gain new friends from different colleges/universities and more good memories.
 
Kalie KubesKalie Kubes
Age: 20, 2nd year student
Major: Human Development and Family Sciences- Child Development
Goals: NEED ANSWER
Activities: Performing, art, music, volunteering. I volunteer for a variety of things – I am a strong activist!
What do you hope to gain from this experience? A greater sense of confidence in my knowledge.
 
Jordan NussbaumJordan Nussbaum
Age: 21, 3rd year student
Major: Government
Goals: 3.0 or above GPA by graduation, complete internship prior to graduation
Activities: Football, board games, hunting, cooking, pottery, traveling
What do you hope to gain from this experience? To be move involved with the Deaf community.
 

 

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