Award-Winning MCC Team to Compete in National Academic Tournament

(Bradenton, Fla., March 9, 2006) - Manatee Community College (MCC)  Brain Bowl team member Paul Schreiber was named to the Florida State Brain Bowl's All-Tournament Team with the second highest score in competition held March 3 and 4 at Brevard Community College, Cocoa Beach. Other team members are Chris Handy-Honeycutt, Gary Romano, Geoffrey Silpa and Sarah Fazioli. An earlier third-place finish in separate National Academic Quiz Team (NAQT) tournament competition qualified the MCC team to compete in national competition to be held April 7 and 8 at the University of Maryland.

In earlier Florida State Brain Bowl regional competition, Schreiber was the second highest scorer and Honeycutt was fifth. The MCC team placed second. MCC's team lost only one match and was the only team to have two players among the top six individual scorers.

The earlier NAQT sectional competition was held at Valencia Community College. More than 100 players on 22 teams competed. Schreiber was the second-highest individual scorer in that tournament.  MCC is one of a 32-team field, which includes teams from Stanford, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Columbia, slated for national competition. MCC students who will compete are Schreiber, Romano, Handy-Honeycutt, Aaron Pennington and Silpa.

Dr. Carole Cole, professor, language and literature, is the MCC team's advisor/coach.

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