Cameron University academic team claims victory in first round of “Mind Games”

Cameron University’s academic team of Jacob Jardel, Matthew Hughes, Brent Chappell, Dalton Matthews and Rachel McLain claimed victory in their first-round match-up against Seminole State College during KSBI-TV’s spring edition of “Mind Games.” The team will now face off against a team from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in the quarterfinal round, which will air on KSBI on April 25 at 8 p.m.

Jardel is a junior psychology major from Agana Heights, Guam; Hughes is a sophomore art major from Ravenna, Neb.; Fletcher native Chappell is a junior majoring in mathematics and physics; Matthews is a sophomore majoring in international languages from Hope; and McLain of Baytown, Texas, is a senior majoring in English education. All are members of Cameron’s Honors Program.

Lani Malcolm, Academic Services Coordinator, is coaching the team and helping them to prepare for the competition.

“Mind Games” brings together teams of students from Oklahoma colleges and universities to compete in a weekly battle of the brains, with $200,000 in scholarship awards at stake. The program began airing on KSBI 52 last fall. The team that won the fall competition will compete against the team winning the spring competition for the title Grand Champion and honor of being the smartest school of the year.

All teams receive scholarship awards either as a consolation prize or as the week’s winning team. Teams are comprised of three players and up to three alternates who may be substituted in during the games.


March 15, 2012