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Our Clubs Win Big

Posted: November 19, 2012

Our college clubs and teams achieve great things! Here's a list of some of their accomplishments.
Soil Judging is just one College of Ag Sciences team that competed this fall.

Soil Judging is just one College of Ag Sciences team that competed this fall.

In the classroom, there is no doubt that College of Ag Sciences students work hard and achieve great things. Lesser known are the achievements our students have as part of the college’s extracurricular activities. With over 40 clubs and organizations to choose from, we have something to fit everyone’s interests--from six ag fraternities and sororities to 12 competitive teams.

While the sports teams are winning on the fields and our students are succeeding in the classroom, the same students are also winning competitions and representing Penn State College of Ag Sciences in the field! From quiz bowls to national awards, here are some of the most recent achievements of the clubs, organizations, teams and fraternities and sororities within the College of Ag Sciences.

  • Agronomy Forage Club Bowl Team: 2nd place Nationally, 2009 and 2011
  • Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity: Raised $74,714.49 for the 2012 Penn State Dance Marathon
  • Alpha Zeta Fraternity: 1st place, Penn State’s IFC CORE (Commitment to Outreach and Responsible Education) Program, 2010
  • American Society of Animal Science: Academic Quadrathalon Quiz Bowl Champions, 2012
  • National Beef Quiz Bowl Team: 1st place, 2011 and 2012
  • Block and Bridle Club: Outstanding CAS Student Organization, 2010-2012, Outstanding Penn State Student Organization 2012, National Convention 2012: 3rd place Web Page, 1st place Yearbook, 4th place Chapter Activities
  • CHAPS: 1st place National Scrapbook Award, 2007
  • Collegiate Farm Bureau: 1st place Collegiate Discussion Meet, 2010
  • Dairy Challenge Team: NAIDC Platinum Award, 4 of 6 past years
  • Dairy Cattle Judging Team: National Champions, 2012, 3rd place nationally, 2011
  • Dairy Science Club: ADSA National Quiz Bowl Champions, 2009-2012
  • Delta Theta Sigma: Penn State Chapter of Excellence, 2007 and 2010
  • ETA Chapter of Alpha Tau Alpha National Professional  Honorary for Agricultural Education and Collegiate FFA: National Champion Quiz Bowl Team 2012, National Reserve Champion Debate Team 2012, National Champion Parliamentary Procedure Written Test Team 2012, 2012 National Champion Essay Contest, 2 National Teach Ag Ambassadors selected 2012
  • Horse Judging Team: 4th place American Quarter Horse Congress 2009 and 2011
  • Horticulture Club PLANET Team: Professional Landcare Network--11th place Nationally, 2012
  • Livestock Judging Team: 1st place, Reciprocal Meats Conference 2012, 1st Place Individual, National Western Contest, 2012 and 5th place, All East Judging Contest 2011 and 2012
  • Minorities in Agriculture and Natural Resources Association: 3rd place, Research Discussion MANNRS Conference, 2012
  • National Agri-Marketing Association: Student NAMA Fundraising Award & Financial Management Award, 2010
  • Northeast Student Affiliate of the American Society of Animal Science and the American Dairy Science Association: Overall Top University 2007-2012
  • Penn State Pullers: 5th place (A Team), International Tractors Design, 2012, 2nd place (X Team), International Tractors Design 2012
  • Pre-Vet Club: Outstanding Club Community Service Award, American Pre-Veterinary Association, 2009
  • Poultry Judging Team: 5th place, Spring National Contest, 2012
  • Poultry Science Club: 3rd Place, National Club Scrapbook 2012, National Club of the Year, 2012, 2nd place, Student of the Year 2012
  • Sigma Alpha: 2012 Emerald Chapter, National Outstanding Scholarship, 2011, Penn State Chapter of Excellence, 2011
  • Society of American Foresters: 2nd place, National Quiz Bowl, 2010
  • Soil Judging Team: 2012: 7th place Team National Competition, 9th place Overall National Competition, 1st place Team B NE Regional Competition
  • Tau Phi Delta: Penn State Chapter of the Year, 2008-2009
  • Turfgrass Club: National Collegiate Turf-Bowl 2011: 4th and 7th places, Sports Turf Managers Association Turf Bowl 2011: 2nd place 2-year division, 4th place 4-year division
  • Weed Science Team: 2nd place, Northeast Competition, 2012 and 2010
  • The Wildlife Society: 2nd place, Northeast Conclave, 2012
  • Woodsmen Team: 1st place, Jack & Jill Competition, and 1st place Men’s and Women’s, 2010

Please note that all achievement information came from the College of Ag Sciences Fall 2012 publication “Student Accomplishments.”

  --Jess