Kentucky State University advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Kentucky State University’s team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 32nd Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) but came up short against Florida A&M University.
HCASC is a premier academic competition between students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), through which Honda annually awards more than $350,000 in institutional grants to the participating HBCUs. Due to the pandemic, the HCASC shifted from in-person events to virtual tournaments.
This is the 24th year Kentucky State University has participated in the HCASC. This year’s team consisted of Mark E. Johannemann, a senior aquaculture major from Louisville; Kierra LaShe' Donald, a senior mass communications major from Chicago, Illinois; Joshua J. Maddox, a senior agriculture crop and soil science major from Louisville and Nashiah Dent, a freshman psychology major in St.Louis, Missouri. Katianna Yates coached the team.
HCASC is a year-round knowledge-based program that enhances educational experiences and personal development opportunities for HBCU students. The program challenges students to expand their scope of knowledge on a wide range of topics while gaining lifelong learning skills such as leadership, collaboration and sportsmanship. During games, students work together to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture.