Falcons will compete in an All-Star Challenge Championship

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Completing a hard-fought journey that began in the fall, four Falcon scholars representing Saint Augustine's University has qualified to compete at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament to be held March 21-25 in Torrance, Calif. Now in its 26th season, HCASC is a unique academic competition that showcases the academic prowess of the best and brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

With 76 HBCUs vying for a spot in the Nationals, teams competed in seven qualifying tournaments held in late January. 48 emerged from the group, including Saint Augustine's University, earning the opportunity to compete for the title of “National Champion” and a $50,000 institutional grant from Honda.

Antwoine L. Coleman, Jr., Jaquan Davon Carlisle, Cianna C. Fisher and Zechariah L. Jackson will represent the University. Brandi R. Geary will serve as the team’s coach. The 2015 National Championship Tournament will be live-streamed on Monday, March 23bstarting at noon EST on HCASC.com and other websites.

For more information on the 2015 HCASC, including a full list of the 48 qualifying teams, visit www.hcasc.com.

Campus Events


Sunday, May 8: Baccalaureate Program; 6 p.m.; Saint Augustine's Chapel


Friday, May 13: Stone of Hope Gala; 7 p.m.; Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC; $100 per person


Saturday, May 14: Commencement; 9 a.m.; University Quadrangle