Academic Bowl

At NMSD, we believe in encouraging students’ academic development outside of the classroom. NMSD sponsors an Academic Bowl Team for high school students, which competes with other schools/programs for the deaf across the nation. We are affiliated with Gallaudet University's annual Academic Bowl competition, which provides students with the opportunity to showcase their academic knowledge and skills, while competing against students from other schools/programs for the deaf at regional tournaments. Winning regional teams may also qualify to compete in the national competition held annually at Gallaudet University’s campus in Washington D.C.

NMSD students meet frequently to practice with staff and review information for academic bowl competitions.

Click here to learn more about the Gallaudet University Academic Bowl competition.

2016-17 Academic Bowl Team

Coaches 2017-2018:
 Carrie Nichols, Head Coach and Scott Vollmar, Assistant Coach

Contact: Letty Perez: (505) 216-2025 (vp/phone) or (505) 476-6431 (f) or (800) 841-6699 (v/tty)


2016-17 Schedule/Scores**:





*Thurs Sept 29

South Hills (CA)

Connor 102

W, 32-23

*Thurs Oct 6

​CSD Fremont

Connor 102

L, 7-25
*Oct 17-28 (TBA)

*Tues Nov 8 Taft (CA)

Connor 102

W, 27-20
Weekend of November 10 GPSD Tournament Fulton, Missouri Did not place in the top four

*Tues Nov 15

Madison HS (San Diego, CA)

Connor 102

W, 42-29

*Mon Dec 5

Connor 102


Weekend of Dec 9  Roadrunner Classic: ASDB, RMDS, PDSD, NMSD RAC  
*Jan 2-13 (TBA) RMDS (Denver, CO) Connor 102  
*WABL Playoffs
Jan 16-27
TBA Connor 102  
*WABL Quarterfinals
Jan 30-Feb 10
TBA Connor 102  
*WABL Semifinals
Feb 13-24
TBA Connor 102   
Weekend of Feb 17 Gallaudet University West Regionals Riverside, CA  
*WABL Finals
Feb 27-March 10
TBA Connor 102  
Weekend of April 1  Gallaudet University National Competition
(only if top 4 finisher at the Regionals)
Washington DC  

* - denotes Western Academic Bowl League (WABL) matches.

**= Schedule subject to change. Information will be added as acquired.

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