Alcorn qualifies for Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament

Alcorn State University’s most astute students will have the opportunity to display their intelligence in the upcoming academic tournament sponsored by Honda.

Alcorn qualifies to compete at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament Saturday, April 2 through Monday, April 4 in Torrance, California. The final round of the tournament will be live-streamed Monday, April 4 at noon ET on The tournament is a prestigious competition that showcases the academic prowess of the brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). A total of 48 teams have qualified for this year’s tournament and a chance to win a $50,000 institutional grant from Honda.

Chairman of Alcorn’s Fine Arts Department, Dr. Larry Konecky, credits the students’ commitment to higher learning and excellence for their qualification.

“I feel that we have an excellent team and should do well at the National Tournament,” said Konecky. “We have an experienced team as this is the third year of the competition for some of our players.”

The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. Since 1989, the program has impacted the lives of over 100,000 HBCU students across 22 states. Through the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge and Battle of the Bands, Honda has awarded more than $10 million to support music and educational programs at America’s HBCUs.

For more information on the HCASC, including a full list of the 48 qualifying teams, visit Connect with HCASC via social media on Facebook at, Twitter at and Instagram at

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