Animal and dairy science students compete at regional Academic Quadrathlon Competition

Ashley Carns, Brett Schoenherr, Halie Maier, and Kristine Mumm.
Pictured left to right are Ashley Carns, Brett Schoenherr, Halie Maier and Kristine Mumm.

Four University of Wisconsin-Platteville animal and dairy science students competed in the regional American Society of Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon competition at UW-Madison on March 12-13. The competition was part of the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Meetings, hosted by UW-Madison at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

The four-person team included graduating seniors Ashley Carns, Halie Maier, Kristine Mumm and Brett Schoenherr. During the contest, students competed in a series of four events: the lab practical, oral presentation, written exam and quiz bowl. Each event was meant to test knowledge and understanding of various animal species, handling techniques and general animal science-related knowledge.

There were a total of 12 teams from around the Midwest that competed in the competition. In addition to the competition, students were able to attend the scientific meetings and network with other agriculture students from other regional colleges and universities. The team was advised by Dr. Krista Eiseman, assistant professor of animal science, and Dr. John Tembei, professor of agriculture.