English majors Matt Bollinger and Tommy Casalaspi win two national Quizbowl titles

May 11, 2014

This year, the UVA quizbowl team consisting of Matt Bollinger (undergrad, English), Tommy Casalaspi (undergrad, English), Evan Adams (grad, law), and Dennis Loo (grad, math) performed the rare feat of uniting the sport's two national titles. On March 29 they won the NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Then, on April 12-13, they went undefeated to clear the field at the National Championship hosted by the Academic Competition Federation. Both tournaments featured intense head-to-head competition on questions testing for graduate-level knowledge of literature, history, biology, chemistry, physics, philosophy, religion, classical music, visual arts, and social science, among other categories.