CU Team Heads to LA for Honda Campus All Star Challenge Great 48

March 14, 2012

Word has just been received that the four-student team from Cheyney University has been accepted into the “Honda Campus All Star Challenge (HCASC) Great 48,” and will compete in the national competition in Los Angeles, CA in late March. Competitors in the Challenge represent winners from the first phase of the National Championship Tournament qualification process. Students from 72 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs ) compete in the first phase. Cheyney University’s Varsity Honda Campus All Star Challenge team members, Holland Culbreath, Peter Hughes, Emmanuel Tyler and Danielle Perry, will attend the competition on March 30 – April 3, 2012.

Dr. Tara Kent, the Team’s coach and Dean of The Keystone Academy at Cheyney University, notes that Cheyney students have participated in 4 of the 5 years she has been on campus.  “We’re excited to participate once again in the national HCASC competition. We hold the highest scores in the region and have an excellent team.  The students are well balanced in their knowledge and experiences, and we are entering the competition with confidence and enthusiasm.”

From African-American history to science to pop culture, the collective brainpower of the best and brightest students at the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is put to the test at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). The only competition of its kind in the country, the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) was founded by American Honda in 1989, and annually gathers top students from 48 of the nation's HBCUs for several days of intense academic competition, culminating in one HBCU winning the title of National Champion.

Adding to the excitement, the tournament will be hosted by Honda in Torrance, California, with the final games held at Honda’s North America headquarters, allowing hundreds of Honda executives and associates to experience the “magic” that is Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge.

A refreshed format for the “HBCU National Quiz Championship” was introduced this fall along with new promotions to increase the profile of the program. Student involvement doubled over last season and Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge Question of the Game was played in front of more 250,000 fans at HBCU football games.

In 1989, Honda joined with the College Bowl Company establishing Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge to showcase and recognize the academic talents of students at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Over the past 22 years, more than 75,000 HBCU students have participated in Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge, and Honda has awarded more than $6,000,000 in grants. These grants have enhanced HBCUs facilities and students’ college experiences. For more information about Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge go to: