Culver-Stockton College wins quiz bowl competition at MOATA conference

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From left, MOATA president David Carr, Jessica Dwyer, Braden Lawson and Morgan Dierks-Machado. | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College recently took first place in the quiz bowl competition at the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association (MOATA) annual Educators and Student Leadership Conference in Fayette on Feb. 3.

The victory marks the fourth time in seven years the C-SC team has qualified for districts and the second time it has won the MoATA Quiz Bowl. The first and second-place finishers will compete in the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) District Quiz Bowl on March 15 in LaVista, Neb.

The MOATA, a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, was the host of the annual conference, bringing together educators and student leaders to discuss the latest developments in the field of athletic training. As part of the event, the Missouri Student Quiz Bowl Competition provided a platform for student teams to showcase their knowledge and skills.

In a press release, department chair of athletic training and health sciences Jay Hoffman said, “We are very proud of Jessica, Braden and Morgan’s accomplishments. Our students’ success is both a reflection of their hard-earned knowledge and the college’s commitment to academic excellence. This win is not just an accolade. It is a testament to our phenomenal students, the program quality and the opportunities that a C-SC education can provide.”

The MOATA competition not only serves as a platform for intellectual competition but also fosters a sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship professional socialization and networking among students studying athletic training.

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