BIC Students To Represent Baylor At College Bowl Tournament

Feb. 20, 2003

Five students - all involved in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) - will represent Baylor University at the Association of College Unions Region XII College Bowl Tournament this weekend at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.

Baylor is among more than 300 universities nationwide that participate in College Bowl, a game of academic knowledge and quick recall. The Region XII tournament, now in its 26th year, will feature teams from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The champions of the 15 regional tournaments will automatically qualify for the National Championship Tournament that will be held April 25 at the University of Pennsylvania.

"I am not surprised that BIC students do this," said Dr. David W. Hendon, professor of history and director of the BIC. Hendon described the 700 students in the BIC program as "energetic, well read and involved" in academic issues and current events.

The BIC group competed last year but did not make the regional tournament. This year, they have been practicing for about two hours every week.

"We had the knowledge," said team member Ricardo Carrillo, a sophomore from Amarillo. "We needed the speed."

In addition to Carrillo, team members include Brian D. Rowe, a sophomore from Russellville, Ark.; Ryan Walters, a sophomore from Oklahoma City; Nabeel Uwaydah, a sophomore from Houston; and Dharmpal Vansadia, a senior from Port Arthur. The team's faculty adviser is Dr. Randy Wood, professor of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education.

For more information, contact Becki Majors, coordinator of student union programs, at 710-3211, or visit the College Bowl web site at

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