Best and Brightest HBCU Students Set to Compete as Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Best and Brightest HBCU Students Set to Compete as Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

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  • Live webcast for Final 8 HCASC academic championship games at on Monday, April 14, 2014 beginning at 12:00 pm EST. 

Brainpower from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be on display at the 25th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament. Hundreds of HBCU students have spent the past year diligently preparing to compete in the final round of this unique academic tournament, April 12-16, 2014, on the campus of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., in Torrance, California.

This year’s road to the championship began in the fall of 2013, with 76 HBCUs vying for the final 48 slots. Through countless hours of study, drills and practice, elite teams emerged, knowledgeable and ready to take on the competition. Their goal is to beat Morgan State University, the reigning national champions with two consecutive titles, while Morgan State will be seeking a threepeat.

The competitors will be split into eight divisions and will compete in a modified round-robin format. The top two teams from each division will advance to the “Sweet 16” and will compete in a single elimination playoff. The final two teams that emerge from the playoffs will compete for the title of National Champions and the grand prize of $50,000. The grand prize, along with the other institutional grants, will support academic activities at the participating HBCUs.

Celebrating 25 years of HBCU excellence, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. Since 1989, the program has awarded more than $7 million in grants to participating HBCUs, impacting the lives of over 100,000 students across 22 states. The participating HBCUs share in grants from Honda of up to $328,000 each year.

Fans can watch the final 8 teams play for the HCASC crown through a live webcast streaming at on Monday, April 14, 2014 beginning at 12 noon EST.  

“Honda Campus All-Star Challenge rewards the best and brightest for their academic achievements and prepares our student competitors for life beyond school by reinforcing their strong work ethic and introducing them to a thriving community of alumni,” said Steve Morikawa, Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Community Relations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We look forward to hosting the 25th anniversary class in California and treating them to a fun, four days of healthy competition.”

To join the conversation, fans can connect with the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge via social media by using the official hashtag, #HCASC, and keep up with all of the 2014 program announcements at:

For more information on the 2014 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, visit

Like Honda Campus All-Star Challenge on Facebook and add your story to the thread:

  • Ashley Collier: I am so proud of these students, please visit the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge page to wish UMES well as they travel to L.A. to compete for the title as champions!
  • Kim Q. B. Leathers: Wishing the GREAT 48 the best in this weekend's competition -- safe travels, great competition, friends for life! Bring it home, NC!
  • John Thomas III: A salute to Christopher Lee, Jordan Harris, Eugene M. Finley, John Clarke and coaches Anderson Williams and Broderick McGrady as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our legendary and historic Honda Campus All-Star Challenge win.


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