Norfolk State Participates in Honda All-Star Challenge

Honda All-Star Challenge Norfolk State 2016

Honda All-Star Challenge Team & Coaches

Last fall, 76 HBCUs began the Road to the Championship . . . getting geared up for the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), a national academic championship. In February 2016, 64 institutions faced off at the national qualifying tournaments. In April, Norfolk State was one of only 48 universities competing in Los Angeles for the 27th annual National Championship. Spartans everywhere should be very proud of this year’s team! The students and coaches spent countless hours preparing for the tournament, and proudly represented the institution. Honda enjoyed hosting the team, and getting to know NSU’s outstanding scholars.

Including this year’s grant, Norfolk State has earned $206,000 during its years of participation. The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is much more than just an academic quiz championship.  Through face-to-face competition and camaraderie among like-minded and very bright students, the competitors become friends for life, joining an elite group of HBCU students whose network of  HCASC competitors become lifelong contacts.

Honda takes take great pride in their long-standing partnership with the HBCUs and joins the Spartan Nation in celebrating the greatness found on the NSU campus. This year’s Honda Campus All-Star Challenge participants include:

Derrick Thompson Captain Senior Biology Buffalo, NY
Jasmine Dunbar Player Sophomore History Virginia Beach, VA
Dwight Parker Player Freshman Biology Pre-Professoinal Chesapeake, VA
David Morrison Player Junior Mathematics/Electrical Engineering Virginia Beach, VA
Gwendolyn Pharr Coach Norfolk, VA
Belinda Anderson Institutional Rep Roanoke, VA
Michael Cotter Institutional Rep Chicago, IL

To view Honda’s news release on the April competition, visit



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