The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

When you study together and compete together, you can’t help but make friends. And that’s exactly what Honda had in mind when creating the Honda Campus All Star Challenge (HCASC). HCASC is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States.  Founded in 1989 and solely funded by American Honda, the HCASC brings teams together from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for a meeting of the minds. Students battle over their knowledge of subjects ranging from African-American history to science to pop culture. The winning team takes home a $50,000 grant, and Honda annually awards all participating schools over $300,000 combined.

The program has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to participating HBCUs, impacting the lives of over 100,000 students across 22 states. Through programs like HCASC, Honda is not only helping students academically, but building them up for the future, helping position them for career success and welcoming them to a community of alumni and friends.

In addition to taking home the prized 2015 HCASC championship title, Prairie View A&M University  was awarded a $50,000 institutional grant from Honda to support academic programs on campus.

Prairie View’s winning team was comprised of: Joseph M. Dowell, team captain, senior; Brannon A. Billings, senior; Eric Cole Johnston, sophomore; and Chayse Lavallais, freshman.

Second place finisher Cheyney University-Pennsylvania earned a $25,000 institutional grant, while third and fourth place finishers – Alabama State University and Norfolk State University – earned $15,000 institutional grants. In total, more than $300,000 was awarded to participating HBCUs.

The 2015 HCASC Hall of Fame inductees are: Rev. Mark-Anthony Middleton, North Carolina A&T State University; Monita Bell, Alabama State University; and Daniel Moss, Claflin University.

Justin Walker of Livingstone College in North Carolina was named the Ernest C. Jones Sportsperson of the Year. The 2015 coach of the year was Amelia Sellers of Southern University-New Orleans.

Past National Championship Results:

2015 Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
2014 Fisk University, Nashville, TN
2013 Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
2012 Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
2011 Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
2010 Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
2009 Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
2008 Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
2007 Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
2006 Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
2005 Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
2004 Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
2003 Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
2002 Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
2001 Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
2000 Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
1999 Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
1998 Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
1997 Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
1996 Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
1995 Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
1994 Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
1993 Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
1992 Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
1991 Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
1990 West Virginia State College, Institute, WV 

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