A&M Defends Ag Quiz Bowl Crown

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Texas A&M students in the Department of Agricultural Economics once again rose to the occasion in a national competition.

Tuesday, the Aggies topped 25 teams from other agricultural economics programs across the United States and Canada as part of the American Agricultural Economics Association 2007 conference, which was held in Portland, Oregon.

This marks the fifth time A&M has won the national title.

“The Quiz Bowl win reflects our deep commitment to excellence in our academic program,” said Dr. Fred Boadu, the assistant department head for Undergraduate Affairs in the Department of Agricultural Economics in a press release. “Our faculty continues to work with our students to become the best in applied economics and agribusiness. Our students are motivated and committed to maintaining the winning tradition of our great University.”

The Aggies topped the University of Florida in the finals of the competition.

The team consisted of:

- Brandon Grooms, a senior from Paris, TX
- Eric Manthei, a senior from Bryan, TX
- Jeremy Quast, a senior from Garland, TX
- Jaco Saaiman, a senior from Riversdale, South Africa
- Emily Seawright, a senior from Stephenville, TX
- Shauna Yow, a junior from Seguin, TX

The coaches of the team were Jim Mjelde, Fred Boadu, and Ed Rister. Dusty Menzies and Callie Rogers are also credited with helping out with the team.