KNH Students Win ACSM Quiz Bowl

Miami kinesiology and health students Jared Bottger, Sarah Brown, and Taylor Roof received the first place trophy at the Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Quiz Bowl Championship held in Grand Rapids, MI, on November 9th.

The team, selected by the kinesiology faculty members, competed against approximately 20 other college teams in a Jeopardy-style tournament on physiology and sport medicine topics. On top of the trophy, the Miami team also won a paid trip to the ACSM national conference to represent the region in late May.

In addition to the competition, 40 Miami students, both undergraduate and graduate, attended the conference with most presenting their research through oral or poster presentations. Dr. Cardyl Trionfante planned and organized Miami’s trip and participation, which was also attended by numerous kinesiology faculty members including Helaine Alessio, Kevin Ballard, Randal Claytor, Ron Cox, Kyle Timmerman, and Mark Walsh.