SWOSU College Bowl Team Fares Well in First Competition


The Southwestern Oklahoma State University first-year College Bowl team at Weatherford had a successful journey to its first regional tournament held this past weekend in Manhattan, Kansas.

Members of the SWOSU squad are: Jessica Rosson, Thomas; Garrett King, Binger-Oney; Ashley Davis, Rush Springs; Carl Coats, Salina; Chad Gray, Weatherford; Heath Roberts, Snyder; and David Webber, Woodward.

SWOSU finished fourth in Region 11, which consisted of schools in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The College Bowl competition is “the varsity sport of the mind,” an intercollegiate buzzer quiz game based on knowledge of all academic fields, current events and pop culture.

Washington University in St. Louis won first place, Truman State (Mo.) University finished second and Kansas State University placed third. SWOSU coach Kevin Collins said SWOSU finished with a record of 7-3 and defeated squads from the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri as well as several regional universities with long-established College Bowl programs.

“The team surpassed my most optimistic pre-tournament estimate of their performance,” Collins said.

SWOSU formed its first-ever squad after 70 SWOSU students competed for the team during a competition held last November on the Weatherford campus.