Accolade: Brain Bowl team places fourth in state

April 11, 2017

Brain Bowl team at earlier tournament in MinneapolisThe Tallahassee Community College Brain Bowl Team won six matches and lost only three to earn a fourth-place ranking at the Florida College System Activities Association State Brain Bowl Tournament. The competition was held at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City on March 30 and April 1. Competitors answered challenging academic questions in five seconds from the areas of math, science, history, humanities and social sciences.

Team members include captain Dylan Johnson, Melekot Ferrede, Ram Moore, Jeremy Jones and Maribeth Curci. Ferrede was one of the heroes of the day, catching an error in a math question that created a tie and allowed TCC to win in overtime against Central Florida in the final round of the tournament.

Coach David Proctor, professor of history at TCC, was named FCSAA Brain Bowl Coach of the Year.