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2011 Midwest ASAS Academic Quadrathlon

2011 Midwest ASAS Academic Quadrathlon

L to R: Nathan Hayes, Beth Hendrickx, Quynn Larson, and Phil Steichen

Many students, faculty, and staff from the Animal Sciences Department went to Des Moines, IA for the Midwest ASAS ADSA (American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association) annual meeting.   Part of this meeting is the  Academic Quadrathlon competition.  This student competition is made up of four separate competitions:  Written Exam, Lab Practicum, Quiz Bowl, and Oral Presentation. 


This year there were 15 teams from the Midwest Region competing.  You might say that it is our ‘Big Dance’ in terms of animal science competitions.  I’m pleased to report that our NDSU team did exceptionally well.  This year’s team is composed of the following students:

Beth Hendrickx, Bowman, ND

Nathan Hayes, Big Lake, MN

Quynn Larson, Brandon, SD

Phil Steichen, Ulen, MN


The competition was held at the Iowa State University campus and at the Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines on March 13-14.


Lab Practicum

1.       Iowa State University

2.      University of Missouri

3.      Ohio State

4.      University of Minnesota


Oral Presentation

1.       NDSU

2.      University of Illinois

3.      Ohio State University

4.      Kansas State University


Written Exam

1.       NDSU

2.      (Tie) University of Missouri

3.      (Tie) Michigan State University

4.      University of Finley (Ohio)


Quiz Bowl

1.      Ohio State University

2.      Illinois State University

3.      University of Minnesota

4.      Wisconsin, Platteville



1.      Ohio State University

2.       NDSU

3.      University of Missouri

4.      University of Minnesota


The team is advised by Dr. Kasey Carlin. 



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