ShawU Advances to National Qualifying Tournament

Shaw University will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 35th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students. Four-student teams face off in head-to-head competition and must quickly answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, math, the arts, pop culture, and sports. Shaw is one of 64 teams competing for institutional grants from Honda and a spot in the HCASC National Championship Tournament taking place on the American Honda corporate campus in Torrance, Calif., April 6-10, 2024. Coached by Dr. Paul-Arthur Pierre-Louis, the four students representing Shaw are:

  • Karlice Williams, SO, Biology
  • Matthew Carby, JR, Cyber Operations
  • Ty’ana Ivory, SR, Psychology
  • Mariah Williams, SR, Biology

HCASC is a year-round program celebrating Black excellence and showcasing the academic talents of top HBCU students from across the country. HCASC challenges students to expand their scope of knowledge on a wide range of topics while also helping to develop their leadership and collaboration skills. With the opportunity to compete against students from other HBCUs, participants network, build camaraderie and gain mentorship opportunities with HCASC alumni. This year, Honda will provide more than $500,000 in institutional grants to the participating HBCUs with many of the schools utilizing the grants to fund student scholarships. More than 170,000 scholars have competed in HCASC since the academic tournament was established in 1989.

WHEN: February 10, 2024 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE: Norfolk State University Nursing & General Education Building, 700 Park Ave. Norfolk, VA 23504