Meat Science Academic Team Claims National Championship

Texas Tech's Meat Science Academic Quiz Bowl Team has won two national titles since 2005.

Texas Tech University’s Meat Science Academic Quiz Bowl Team was named 2007 national champion at the 60th annual Reciprocal Meats Conference, marking the second time since 2005 that the team has earned the national title.

The competition, held from June 17-20 at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., featured more than 20 university teams from across the nation. The Texas Tech team defeated Angelo State University in the finals to take the top spot.

Team members included Landi Woolly, Travis O’Quinn, Matt Sellers, Meagan Mitchell, Travis Chapin and Austin Voyles. The coach of the team is Mark Miller, Texas Tech professor of Meat Science and Muscle Biology and San Antonio Livestock Show Distinguished Chair in Meat Science.

Texas Tech was named 2005 national champion at the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology conference, held from August 7-12 in Baltimore.

CONTACT: Kevin Pond, chairman, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2805, ext. 223, or