2017 HCASC National Champion: Oakwood University

After 24 amazing rounds of play, the scholars from Oakwood University emerged as 2017 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Champions. This is their third national title after consecutive wins in 2008 and 2009. Led by high scorer Sesly Huerfano, the Ambassadors swept through the Championship series without a single loss. Bowie State University acquitted themselves capably as well, marking their first appearance in the Finals. Both teams exemplified the spirit of good sportspersonship and fair play. Congratulations on an outstanding performance by Oakwood and the entire 2017 NCT field.

For more information about the 2017 NCT, go to:

2017 Infographic
NCT Survey: Participants
NCT Survey: Volunteers
Press Release
Team Rosters
Tournament Results
Videos: Events
Videos: Final Games

Celebrate the History. Create the Future.

28 years ago, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), the HBCU National Quiz Championship, was established to showcase the academic excellence of HBCU students. Over 125,000 students have participated. HCASC is a great game and much more: players widen their scope of knowledge, learn teamwork, sportsmanship, travel and represent their schools, become friends with school officials, including presidents, bond with their fellow competitors and develop relationships that make them, as our motto says, “Friends for Life.” These friends form a vast network of support during their school days and beyond.

Honda supports HBCUs because of their unique and critical role in higher education, helping millions of students achieve their dreams. That aligns with Honda's guiding philosophy, "The Power of Dreams."

More than $8.5 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facilities upgrades and other investments to improve the student experience.  

HCASC alumni span the globe. Their career paths are varied: they are doctors, teachers, lawyers, community builders, scientists, professors, architects, researchers, writers, journalists, military and government officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, engineers, economists, musicians and more. They share an enthusiasm for learning and have put their education to good use.

Attention HCASC Alumni

We're calling on HCASC Player Alumni to update their online profile. Log In at the top of the page to stay in touch with your "Friends For Life"! We want to hear about your achievements, and what you are up to.

Follow HCASC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for regular updates. Join the HCASC=HCASC Excellence group on Facebook to dialog in real time with current and former HCASC competitors.

Check out the HCASC Alumni Hall of Fame and nominate former players. This award is not about how a player's performance in the game. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a reflection of how a an alumnus' life has progressed since their playing days. We look for HCASC Alumni whose achievements are noteworthy, in their chosen career, and giving back/being a part of society, be it their local community, and/or to their HBCU.


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