Stillman Scholastic Team has undefeated season

WVUA 23 New Student Reporter Rachel Nadeau

Stillman College has a team getting national recognition for its undefeated season, but it’s not for a sport. The college’s Scholastic Team is headed to Los Angeles on Saturday to compete in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, the top academic competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Stillman’s team, comprised of four varsity-level students, won the college’s first ever HCASC tournament, going undefeated in the national qualifier at Alabama A&M in late February. The team now advances to the finals in Los Angeles April 15 through April 19,

Stillman is not only making history with its undefeated season, but the team features the first mother-daughter duo competing in the history of the games. Carla Louca is mother of Susannah LeMay.

“We just wanted to make it to the playoffs for Dr. (Thomas) Jennings,” Louca said. “We made it that far and now we’re like, OK, this is great. And we won by one question against probably the hardest team to beat in the state of Alabama.”

This year, Stillman’s team is in its 34th season, and it’s one of a handful of teams around the country that has played every season of the competition since its inception.

By advancing to the finals, the Stillman team has secured a $3,000 grant. It will now compete for grants up to $75,000.

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