National Association of the Deaf

College Bowl

Held at every NAD Conference since 1988, College Bowl is a spirited academic bowl style event that brings together deaf contestants from top colleges and universities serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Teams of four students from each school vie for the coveted trophy and scholarships.

A biennial tradition since 1988, the energetic College Bowl competition brings together young and smart deaf college students for a lively competition that spans over four days with preliminary and final matches. College Bowl players have become lawyers, scientists, teachers and important advocates of the deaf and hard of hearing community. They exemplify what it takes to be an intellectual leader in the community, and the exciting competition draws over 1,000 audience members at the final match!

Photo: Six College Bowl (CoBo) teams at the 2012 NAD Conference in Louisville, KY.

Interested in competing at the next College Bowl competition?

  • Fill out a preliminary team application.  
  • Contact Allie Rice, Youth Programs Coordinator.
  • 2014 College Bowl Rules and Guidelines (coming soon)

2014 College Bowl Teams
NAD Conference, Atlanta, Georgia


Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)

  • Coach: Jeff Anderson
  • Assistant Coach: Jessica Ballard
  • Players: Aaron Diaz (26), Wesley Diaz (26), Brandon Ray (24), Wesley Soto, (25)

University of Texas

  • Coach: Lauren Kinast
  • Assistant Coach: Rachel Mazique
  • Players: Dudley Baker (22), Christy Hediger (21), Lisa Ozuna (22), Jordan Nussbaum (22)

University of Minnesota

  • Coach: Kaitlyn Mielke
  • Assistant Coach: Justin Barlow
  • Players: Johanna Lucht (22), John Wilson (22), Kyle Johnson (19), Maggie Bangert (20)

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

  • Coach: Christopher Kurz
  • Assistant Coach: Gary Behm
  • Players: Lauren Berger (18), Asher Kirschbaum (19), Eric Epstein (19), Linzie Fuechtmann (19)

Gallaudet University

  • Coach: Robert Weinstock
  • Assistant Coach: Meredith Peruzzi
  • Players: Ethan Sonnenstrahl (19), Larwan Berke (30), Margaret Kopp (18), Camac Kyre (20)

California State University - Northridge (CSUN)

  • Coach: Robert Sidansky
  • Assistant Coach: Danielle Berman
  • Players: Moises Jaramillo (22), Tyler Pugeda (20), Joshua Tozeski (26), Chase Toy (23), Jessica Vercelli (27)

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