May 5, 2004
Cowley AEC team finishes second in state
Cowley County Community College’s Academic Excellence Challenge team took second place in the statewide AEC Finals Tournament April 30 and May 1 at Allen County Community College in Iola.
Cowley’s team went 4-2 during the two-day tournament. The team recorded wins over Pratt 75-70, Garden City 150-80, Pratt 100-40, and Fort Scott 220-50.
Cowley dropped a 95-80 decision to Cloud County in Round 2, and a 140-45 decision to Cloud in Round 6.
Cowley AEC team members for 2003-2004: Chris Craft, Andrew McCown, Jenny Tevington, and Bary Tevington. Cowley AEC alumnae Bethany Kennedy and Nick Endicott volunteered their time this year as assistant coaches.
Cowley’s AEC team is coached by Social Science Department Instructor Chris Mayer.
“I’d like to thank Natural Science Department instructors Greg Nichols and Scott Layton for helping the team prepare by participating in weekly practice sessions over the course of this semester,” Mayer said. “Their contributions are no small part of Cowley AEC’s final standing. Many thanks also to the numerous faculty, staff and students who encouraged and supported the team through the competition.”
AEC is the classic question-and-answer “scholar’s bowl” academic competition for two-year colleges in Kansas. Since 1999, Cowley AEC teams have consistently won their way into the finals, and have not placed lower than fifth over all since 2000. Cowley AEC teams were state champions in 2000 and 2001. Last year’s team placed third.