Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

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Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:23 pm

Since it's late enough in the year, I would like to present the annual "where are you going to college next year" thread for prospective members of the class of 2020. As the staff of the board have noted in previous years, the purpose of the thread is to give answers such as "I am going to [insert non-hypothetical college x here] and will be playing quizbowl there." It is not to humblebrag, hem, request help on your decision or anything like that.

Hope to see some of you at college tournaments in the near future!
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by Snoopy » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:34 pm

I will be going to Adelphi University (on Long Island) next year, where I intend to start a quizbowl team, provided I have time.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by Lo, Marathon Ham! » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:46 pm

I'll be going to NYU. I'll probably at least play D2 or some stuff up to regs level if time permits.
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Post by CaptainKirk » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:27 am

I'll be attending Penn State. Definitely looking forward to joining the team.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by Remembered Guy » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:06 pm

I'll be back off my Israeli gap year, taking my talents to Carleton College to join the team there (notable in not being anything like Miami).
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Post by Vainamoinen » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:46 pm

I'll be going to Caltech (I like to think my science tournament in Feynman's honor helped) in sunny Pasadena, California. I look forward to doing as much with the quizbowl team there and the circuit in SoCal as possible.
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Post by Milhouse » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:30 am

I'll be attending the University of Delaware. I intend to play quizbowl there.
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Post by euphoniumism » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:30 am

I will be attending Carleton College and hope to keep playing there!
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Post by kitkat » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:37 pm

I am going to MIT and will try to play / staff if time permits.
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Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:25 pm

Some Missouri student notes: Parth Parikh of Hannibal will be attending Vanderbilt University next fall. His teammate Tim Quintanilla is attending Carson Newman University in Jefferson City, TN.
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Post by Andruwxnsa » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:58 pm

I will be attending UC Berkeley and I plan on playing.
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Post by Thaumatibis gigantea » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:06 pm

I'll be attending Swarthmore College, where I will try to revive (?) the quizbowl club. Regardless, I will try to be available to staff Philly-area tournaments.
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Post by bajaj » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:12 pm

I will be going to Brown in the fall and hope to play/staff.
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Post by Halved Xenon Stinging » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:36 pm

I'm going to Vandy and also hope to play/staff.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by John Ketzkorn » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:23 pm

I'll be at UIUC for the next couple of years and playing games there.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by Everything in the Whole Wide World » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:58 pm

Rut Hillarp wrote:I'll be attending Swarthmore College, where I will try to revive (?) the quizbowl club. Regardless, I will try to be available to staff Philly-area tournaments.
There hasn't been a team at Swarthmore for a while, but that being said, if anyone else is out there, let us know and the PA quizbowl community is happy to help revive one there or at any other of the many SLACs in the state that used to have clubs!
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by Eric K » Sun May 01, 2016 12:46 am

I'll be going to Stanford, and hope to continue playing there.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Sun May 01, 2016 12:53 am

So from asking around today, I noted that Stefan D'Sa is headed to Yale and Anthony Stoner is headed to Notre Dame. Several players in our NAQT State field are graduating and attending in-state schools.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by AGoodMan » Sun May 01, 2016 11:34 am

I will be attending Harvard and hope to play and staff tournaments there and back home during breaks.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Mon May 02, 2016 2:03 pm

randomguy1997 wrote:I will be attending Harvard and hope to play and staff tournaments there and back home during breaks.
That's great news! If you'd like to reach out and get some information about the club, I'd be happy to answer questions by PM or email. More generally, I'd be happy to do this for anyone attending next year, or even just applying--and double more generally (to stay relevant), I'm sure this is true for club leadership at all the extant clubs people are discussing.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan » Thu May 05, 2016 11:05 pm

I will be attending Auburn University next year, and attempting to revive the quizbowl program there a bit. I know of at least one other person there who has an interest in playing next year. If you or anyone else you know is attending, please feel free to contact me.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by quizbowllee » Mon May 09, 2016 12:22 pm

Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.

Wallace State is going to have one seriously dangerous Community College team for the next two years.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by i never see pigeons in wheeling » Mon May 09, 2016 5:57 pm

quizbowllee wrote:Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.
I sincerely hope this becomes a trend.
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Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Mon May 09, 2016 7:09 pm

i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.
I sincerely hope this becomes a trend.
I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for doing well on a test they offer which basically consists entirely of quizbowl knowledge, covering all categories and closely aligning with a standard high school canon. Quizbowlers should definitely take advantage of all the opportunities they can find to turn their knowledge and skills into great opportunities like these.
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by Habitat_Against_Humanity » Mon May 09, 2016 7:12 pm

Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:
i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.
I sincerely hope this becomes a trend.
I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for doing well on a test they offer which basically consists entirely of quizbowl knowledge, covering all categories and closely aligning with a standard high school canon. Quizbowlers should definitely take advantage of all the opportunities they can find to turn their knowledge and skills into great opportunities like these.
I know MSU's QuizBusters show used to offer scholarships to each season's winning team. I don't know of anyone who ended up taking said scholarships, though.
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Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Mon May 09, 2016 9:14 pm

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:
i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC.
I sincerely hope this becomes a trend.
I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for doing well on a test they offer which basically consists entirely of quizbowl knowledge, covering all categories and closely aligning with a standard high school canon. Quizbowlers should definitely take advantage of all the opportunities they can find to turn their knowledge and skills into great opportunities like these.
I know MSU's QuizBusters show used to offer scholarships to each season's winning team. I don't know of anyone who ended up taking said scholarships, though.
As far as I knew, it still existed while I was there, but I didn't knowingly meet anybody who had one of them. Also, the amount is certainly less than the literally life-changing opportunity from the other scholarship.
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Post by Progcon » Mon May 09, 2016 9:15 pm

Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for doing well on a test they offer which basically consists entirely of quizbowl knowledge, covering all categories and closely aligning with a standard high school canon. Quizbowlers should definitely take advantage of all the opportunities they can find to turn their knowledge and skills into great opportunities like these.
I'd also like to endorse this scholarship. 5 members of our team last year won the scholarship so there is definitely a correlation between quizbowl and scholarship success. If any prospective Spartans have questions about the test, feel free to PM me.
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Post by quizbowllee » Tue May 10, 2016 11:55 am

For what it's worth, the teams in the Alabama College Bowl League (the JUCO league in the state) all offer scholarships to play for their teams. In fact, that's how I paid for college back in my day.

It's sad that this is the exception. Imagine a world where colleges all valued this game and offered lucrative scholarships and incentives to the best players to come play for them....
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Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Post by Halved Xenon Stinging » Tue May 10, 2016 8:02 pm

I got off the waitlist, so I'm now going to Pomona College in the fall. I hope to play/staff with the Claremont Colleges team. Is anyone else going to Claremont next year?
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Post by WSwain » Tue May 31, 2016 6:00 pm

I will be joining the quiz bowl program at West Point next year.
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Post by The Billiards Fool » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:20 am

Imma be playing at Rutgers. Not sure to what extent but definitely stuff like ACF Fall and SCTs.
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Post by Smith » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:59 pm

Going to Dartmouth next year. I will play only if I have teammates.
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Post by Amizda Calyx » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:22 am

Neggman wrote:Imma be playing at Rutgers. Not sure to what extent but definitely stuff like ACF Fall and SCTs.
David has been SO excited about this
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Post by steve_b12 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:57 pm

I'm going to Purdue next year. It doesn't look like they were that active last year but I'd definitely be interested in playing some novice tournaments next year.
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Post by The Lutes of Dependency » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:04 pm

I'm going to Truman State and am thinking about playing
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Post by vishal » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:16 pm

I'll be attending Washington University in St Louis next year and will consider playing.
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