Penn State University (PSU) was named the national winning team of the 2009 National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl, presented by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Among the members of the winning PSU team were Kristina McAllister, Amy Shollenberger, Jennifer Rassler, Elizabeth Smith, and team advisors Dan Kniffen and Christopher Raines.

Held during the recent Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Phoenix, AZ, four regional championship teams participated – PSU, Kansas State University, University of Kentucky and the University of Wyoming. The teams earned the privilege of competing in the finals by winning their American Society of Animal Science section’s competition of the Academic Quadrathlon.

Each team was comprised of four animal science students who answered a series of questions relating to all areas of the beef industry during a double elimination competition. The range of questions includes physiology, nutrition, reproduction, meat science, basic production information and current events affecting the beef industry.

The National Collegiate Quiz Bowl is a joint program of the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the American Society of Animal Science.