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Stanford team takes first in regional College Bowl contest

STANFORD -- Displaying quick minds and reflexes, a team from Stanford University took first place Sunday, March 1, in the College Bowl regional competition at Cal State University-Sacramento.

The Stanford team next will face 14 other teams in national competition in Washington, D.C., in April.

Members of the winning team are captain Doug Bone, a graduate student in electrical engineering from Florence, S.C.; John Overdeck, a graduate student in statistics from Columbia, Md.; David Frazee, a junior majoring in American Studies from Arkansas City, Kan.; Gerard Magliocca, an undeclared freshman from East Brunswick, N.J.; and Steven Lin, an undeclared junior from Livingston, N.J.

College Bowl teams compete to answer questions on topics from science, history, current events, sports, religion, mythology and movies. The competition is modeled after the television show started in the 1950s.

Pomona College placed second and Cal State University-Fresno was third in the regional contest, which involved students from 17 campuses.

Nanci Howe, director of student activities at Stanford, was regional coordinator of the event.



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