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Quiz Bowl

For years the Club for Academic Competition (a.k.a. the Ragin’Cajun Quiz Bowl Team) and Honors Quiz Bowl teams have been an important component of academic rigor and good sportsmanship at the UL Lafayette campus. In 2009, the Club for Academic Competition (CAC) fell under the umbrella of the Honors Program, although the Honors Team and CAC are separate entities. Here is a brief history of each organization.

The Honors Quiz Bowl Team

Since 1997, the Honors Quiz Bowl Team has been a strong and growing force in the Honors Program. Every year, students on the team attend a tournament at LCHC (Louisiana Collegiate Honors Conference) where they battle other Honors Program quiz bowlers from across the state for the elusive spot of Quiz Bowl Champion. Despite its elusiveness, the Honors Quiz Bowl Team has managed to continually bring back the trophy year after year, often dominating the competition. To find out more about the Honors Quiz Bowl Team and team member openings, please contact for further information.

The Club for Academic Competition (a.k.a. the Ragin Cajun Quiz Bowl Team)

The UL Lafayette Club for Academic Competition (CAC) was founded in 2001 by Matthew Hayes, a freshman who had previously played quiz bowl for 4 years at the Episcopal School of Acadiana. The purpose of the club was to compete in intercollegiate quiz bowl competitions against universities and colleges from across the region and nation. Over the years, the team has competed in a multitude of intercollegiate NAQT and ACF competitions at universities such as Texas A&M, UT-Austin, Rice, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Vanderbilt, the University of Pennsylvania. Led by sophomore Jake Sundberg, the team also won the 2006 NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament at the University of Texas at Austin, earning a trip to the 2006 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament at the University of Maryland. The club has also periodically hosted intercollegiate quiz bowl tournaments and several invitational high school tournaments. Their success can be attributed to the fact that the team members meet weekly at Judice-Rickels Hall to vigorously practice, study, and quiz one another on information from history to humanities, science to celebrities, and from calculus to calisthenics. In 2009, the team became housed under the Honors Program. For more information, contact Thomas Credeur,




Previous Cajun Quiz Bowl History in Pictures

High schools from across Lafayette and the surrounding Acadiana parishes participated as well in a different form of an academic competing team known as Cajun Quiz Bowl. Some pictures from this time period are still available to show us the history of this opportunity from years past.