Deaf Academic Bowl

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The National Deaf Academic Bowl is an academic competition for deaf and hard of hearing students founded by Gallaudet University in 1997.

Past Champions[edit]

National Most Outstanding Players[edit]

The National Most Outstanding Player Award is the most individual prestigious award that can be given out each year during the National Competitions.

Trivia[edit]

  • Maryland School for the Deaf and Indiana School for the Deaf is tied for leading for winning the most National Academic Bowl Champions, with five titles.
  • California School for the Deaf - Riverside's Academic Bowl team was the first academic bowl team to win the inaugural National Deaf Academic Bowl Champion in 1997.
  • Only three team had won back-to-back champions, California School for the Deaf - Fremont (1998-1999), Model Secondary School for the Deaf (2000-2001) and Indiana School for the Deaf (2017-2018).
  • Maryland School for the Deaf is the only academic bowl team to win four consecutive National Academic Bowl Champions, in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Out of 23 National Academic Bowl tournament, Schools for the Deaf won 18 times and mainstream school/deaf program won five national titles.
  • After first nine National Academic Bowl tournaments, Mountain Lake High School became the first mainstream school/deaf program to win National Academic Bowl title in 2006.
  • David Uzzell of John Hersey High School (2006-2007) and Franco Bippus of Indiana School for the Deaf (2017-2018) is only two players to win back-to-back National Most Outstanding Player Awards.

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