The field has been set for the 29th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament in Torrance, California. Teams from 48 historically Black colleges and universities will compete in an academic quiz contest for the national championship title and a share of $350,000 in grant funds. The tournament finals will be held on April 11.
Over the previous 28-year history of the event, only 12 HBCUs have been crowned champion. Last year, Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama won its third national title in the past decade. Florida A&M University has won the title eight times. A complete list of past winners may be found here.
The winning team receives a grant of $75,000. Since the inception of the competition, more than $8.5 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facility upgrades, and other investments to improve the student experience at historically Black colleges and universities.