Quiz Bowl Team Coaches

Will Fox

Leigh Maynard

Academic Quiz Bowl Team

Academic Quiz Bowl is a fast-paced, team competition in the same style as Jeopardy. Two teams compete on their knowledge of Ag Economics coursework. Categories include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Agribusiness/Finance, Resource/Policy, Quantitative, Marketing, Management, and Potpourri. Twice per year, these multi-University competitions take place in conjunction with Agricultural Economics professional meetings - the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA). The competitions occur in different cities around the U.S. every February and late July.

Benefits for the Students

  • Quiz Bowl helps them do better in their classes
  • Professors know who they are on the first day of class
  • Competitions help team members learn to think on their feet
  • Team members often learn to take a leadership role at competitions
  • Team members learn to work with other people to make quick decisions
  • Competing at AAEA and SAEA gives team members a chance to network and socialize with peers and faculty from other universities
  • Team members can win money!
  • Team members travel for FREE!
  • It's fun!

Quiz Bowl often leads to other exciting opportunities such as internships, research projects, scholarships and other travel opportunities. Students who participate in Quiz Bowl gain a competitive advantage on getting into and thriving in graduate school. Some of our team members have earned full assistantships to graduate programs around the US.

How Team Members are Selected

  • GPA
  • Resumé - specifically economics and AEC coursework
  • Recommendation by Agricultural Economics professors, instructors and other AEC Quiz Bowlers

If you are interested in becoming a Quiz Bowl team member, please contact one of our Quiz Bowl team coaches.