Oakwood University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Filed in HBCUs on April 14, 2017
Oakwood University, the historically Black educational institution in Huntsville, Alabama, recently won the 28th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge in Torrance, California. The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is similar to the old television show, College Bowl.
Oakwood University emerged as the winner of the 48-team competition that qualified through regional events. The four-student team from Oakwood University beat the team from Bowie State University in Maryland in the finals of the event. Florida A&M University, the winner of the 2016 event, and Tuskegee University made it to the semifinal round of the competition.
This is the third time that Oakwood University has won the championship. Over the 28-year history of the event, only 12 schools have been crowned champion. The winning team receives a grant of $75,000. Runner-up, Bowie State University, took home a $30,000 grant. Since the competition’s inception, more than $8.5 million in grants have been given to competing schools.