Morehouse College in Atlanta was crowned the national champions of the 33rd annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, the premier academic competition for historically Black colleges and universities. More than 300 HBCU students from 64 HBCUs participated in this year’s virtual competition. Honda provided nearly $400,000 in institutional grants to the participating HBCUs, including $75,000 to Morehouse for winning the competition.
Since the competition was founded in 1989, Morehouse College has qualified to participate every year and has won the championship five times. This year, Morehouse defeated the team from Kentucky State University in the final round. Teams from Oakwood University and Tuskegee University, both in Alabama, were semifinalists in the competition.
Coached for the eighth consecutive year by Robert Myrick, the championship team includes team captain Stephen Agyepong, a biology major from Silver Springs, Maryland; Andre Brown, a biomedical engineering major from Atlanta; Isaiah Thompson, an economics major from Stone Mountain, Georgia; and Kendall Wood, a biology major from Cleveland, Ohio.
“Men of Morehouse continue to boldly, bravely, and unapologetically demonstrate the competence and confidence men of color bring to the pursuit of intellectual excellence,” said David A. Thomas, Morehouse College president. “This win continues to prove what Morehouse has long stood for — young Black men who are both nurtured and challenged to reach the highest of expectations can compete with anyone on any global stage.”