The University of Minnesota Crookston Wildlife Quiz Bowl Team, comprised of students 
Renee Tomala, a senior majoring in natural resources from Champlin, Minn.; Michael McMahon, a senior double majoring in aviation and natural resources from St. Paul, Minn.; Bailey Yliniemi, a freshman majoring in natural resources from Detroit Lakes, Minn.; and Megan Betcher, a senior majoring in natural resources from Red Wing, Minn., earned the championship trophy for the competition at the Student Conclave of the North Central Section of The Wildlife Society. 

The conclave was held March 27-29 at the Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, Minn. The team from the U of M Crookston competed against teams from nine other universities representing eight Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin). The U of M Crookston team won the competition with the last question against Michigan Tech. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 31 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more,

In the photo, left to right, are Renee Tomala, Michael McMahon, Bailey Yliniemi, and Megan Betcher.

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