2015 Team Oklahoma
Members of Team Oklahoma were Peter Beierle, senior, Memorial(OU); Faraz Khan, junior, OSSM/Santa Fe; Aaron Cornell, senior, Drummond(SWOSU); Cannon Vogel, senior, Collinsville(MIT); Finn Bender, senior, Memorial (OU). The five team members each received a $500 scholarship and championship rings from Herff Jones. Finn Benderwas named one of the six players on the All-America team.  The All American's are selected from all participants in the tournament based on pre-tournament ranking and tournament performance. As an All American, Steven received a $500 scholarship and a trophy.

2014 Team Oklahoma
Members of Team Oklahoma were Steven Kappen and Yifan Song, seniors at Edmond Santa Fe, Benjamin Zhao a junior from OSSM/Edmond Santa Fe, and juniors, Hunter Antonisse from Choctaw High School and Finn Bender from Edmond Memorial. The five team members each received a $500 scholarship and championship rings from Herff Jones. Steven Kappen was named one of the six players on the All-America team.  The All American's are selected from all participants in the tournament based on pre-tournament ranking and tournament performance. As an All American, Steven received a $1000 scholarship and a crystal trophy.


Oklahoma fielded a team in the national tournament in Florida every year from 1988-2009. The tournament was on hiatus in 2010-13 due to a loss of funding. In 2014 Team Oklahoma placed 3rd when the tournament resumed operations. Since the beginning members of Team Oklahoma, 114 in all, have represented the state from 48 different Oklahoma communities.


The National Tournament of Academic Excellence, formerly known as the Panasonic Academic Challenge, is a national academic high school competition. Each team consists of up to six students: four players and two alternates. As many as six teams may compete against each other in one competition. Players are asked questions from the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) and technology. The questions are written by educators from high schools and colleges throughout the nation. NTAE is the only national tournament with a strong emphasis on higher mathematics, physics and chemistry using computations requiring knowledge and speed.
Team Oklahoma was sponsored by the Oklahoma Association for Academic Competition.


The selection process for students interested in being a member of the 2016 Team Oklahoma begins in November. It is a 3 phase tryout process with the first two rounds taking place at the student’s school.