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International Academic Competitions, a consortium of competitions including The National History Bee and Bowl, sponsors the annual National Quiz Bowl Awards for excellence in all-subject quiz bowl competition for students and coaches in the USA. Each recipient receives a plaque and a cash prize courtesy of IAC. Voting for awards is open to coaches and active members of the quiz bowl community who have graduated high school at least two years prior to the year for which the awards are given. The National Quiz Bowl Awards are awarded at the end of each school year. IAC salutes all of the outstanding players and coaches who have won awards, as listed below:

National High School Player of the Year
2017 Jakob Myers, Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
2016 Corin Wagen, Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy, Austin, TX
2015 Austin Foos, Detroit Catholic Central High School, Novi, MI
2014 Eric Xu, Western Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA
2013 Maximilian Schindler, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Ladue, MO
2012 Adam Silverman, Centennial High School, GA

National High School A Team

(2nd-4th place, listed here in descending order, for National Player of the Year voting – the Player of the Year is considered the captain of the National A Team.)

2017
Rahul Keyal, Westview High School, San Diego, CA
Clark Smith, Dublin Scioto High School, Dublin, OH
Luke Tierney, Hunter College High School, New York City, NY

2016
Jakob Myers, Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
Cole Timmerwilke, Auburn High School, Rockford, IL
Luke Tierney, Hunter College High School, New York City, NY

2015
Sam Blizzard, Northmont High School, Clayton, OH
Eric Xu, Western Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA
Nirav Ilango, Chattahoochee High School, Johns Creek, GA

2014
Ben Zhang, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Ladue, MO
Nathan Weiser, Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy, Austin, TX
(tie) Sam Blizzard, Northmont High School, Clayton, OH and Carlo De Guzman, St. John’s School, Houston, TX

2013
Sameer Rai, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA
Morgan Venkus, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL
Carlo De Guzman, St. John’s School, Houston, TX

2012
Maximilian Schindler, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Ladue, MO
Nikhil Desai, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA
Sameer Rai, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA

National 10th Grade Player of the Year
2017 William Golden, James E. Taylor High School, Katy, TX
2016 Robert Crawford, Detroit Catholic Central High School, Novi, MI
2015 Shub Mehta, Dorman High School, Roebuck, SC
2014 (tie) Corin Wagen and Ethan Russo, both of Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy, Austin, TX
2013 Sam Blizzard, Northmont High School, Clayton, OH
2012 Sameer Rai, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA

National 9th Grade Player of the Year
2017 Eshaan Vakil, Clark High School, Las Vegas, NV
2016 William Golden, James E. Taylor High School, Katy, TX
2015 Alex Schmidt, Lehigh Valley Academy, Bethlehem, PA
2014 Shub Mehta, Dorman High School, Roebuck, SC
2013 Ethan Russo, Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy, Austin, TX
2012 Sam Blizzard, Northmont High School, Clayton, OH

National High School Coach of the Year
2017 Chris Gismondi and Ben Herman, Detroit Catholic Central High School, Novi, MI
2016 Jason Flowers and Adam Escandell, Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy, Austin, TX
2015 Jason Flowers, Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy, Austin, TX
2014 Jason Flowers, Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy, Austin, TX
2013 Jason Flowers, Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy, Austin, TX
2012 Chris Fleitas, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA

National Middle School Player of the Year
2017 William Groger, Miami Valley School, Dayton, OH
2016 Justin Young, Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church, VA
2015 William Golden, Harmony School of Advancement, Houston, TX
2014 William Golden, Harmony School of Advancement, Houston, TX
2013 Pranav Sivakumar, Barrington Station Middle School, Barrington, IL
2012 Ethan Russo, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX

National Middle School A Team

(2nd-4th place, listed here in descending order, for National Player of the Year voting – the Player of the Year is considered the captain of the National A Team.)

2017
Arjun Nageswaran, Aptakisic Junior High School, Buffalo Grove, IL
Shiva Oswal, Team Pi-oneers, Cupertino, CA
Isak Dai, Mounds Park Middle School, Mounds Park, MN

National Middle School Coach of the Year
2017 Barry Love, Aptakisic Junior High School, Buffalo Grove, IL
2016 Ken Romeo and Barbara Ivey, Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT
2015 Scott Fowler and Cliff Roberts, River Trail Middle School, Johns Creek, GA
2014 Michael Golden, Harmony School of Advancement, Houston, TX
2013 Jeff Price, Barrington Station Middle School, Barrington, IL
2012 Patty Hill, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX

Note that in 2012, several other categories were also awarded. A full list of recipients from 2012 can be found here.

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