07 Feb 2024

SAU Advances to National Qualifying Tournament of 35th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, the Premier HBCU Academic Competition

Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 35th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students. Four-student teams face off in head-to-head competition and must quickly answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, math, the arts, pop culture, and sports. SAU is one of 64 teams competing for institutional grants from Honda and a spot in the HCASC National Championship Tournament taking place on the American Honda corporate campus in Torrance, Calif., April 6-10, 2024.

HCASC is a year-round program celebrating Black excellence and showcasing the academic talents of top HBCU students from across the country. HCASC challenges students to expand their scope of knowledge on a wide range of topics while also helping to develop their leadership and collaboration skills. With the opportunity to compete against students from other HBCUs, participants network, build camaraderie and gain mentorship opportunities with HCASC alumni. This year, Honda will provide more than $500,000 in institutional grants to the participating HBCUs with many of the schools utilizing the grants to fund student scholarships. More than 170,000 scholars have competed in HCASC since the academic tournament was established in 1989. SAU placed third in last year’s qualifying tournament, which was held at Winston-Salem State University, earning a $3,000 grant.

WHEN: February 10, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Norfolk State University Nursing & General Education Building

700 Park Ave.

Norfolk, VA 23504

CONTACT: If you are interested in attending the HCASC National Qualifying Tournament, please contact Michael Cotter, (757) 553-7396.

For more information about Honda Campus-All Star Challenge, contact:

Lillian E. Parker, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge: lillian@hcasc.com

Zeshan Kazmi, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: zeshan_kazmi@na.honda.com

Connect with HCASC via social media using #HCASC:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HCASC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_hcasc