The Miami Valley School and Oakwood native 8th grader William Groger has been voted National Middle School Quizbowl Player of the Year in this year's National Quizbowl Awards. The honor comes with a $300 prize. Awards were determined by a national poll of quiz bowl coaches, staffers, and collegiate players.
Groger has served as a varsity player for Miami Valley Middle for three years. As the captain and team's leading scorer, he has a record 2016-17 season. Groger went undefeated in all matches until round 17 of the national championship tournament and was individual leading scorer at every middle school tournament he played in the 2016-17 season, including the national championship.
Groger has set a new record for highest points per game at the Middle School National Championship tournament and Is the first individual ever to play all four major national quiz bowl championships in a single season (MSNCT, SSNCT, HSNCT, PACE NSC), the latter three coming as a member of Miami Valley's high school team.
He plays along with his brother John John Groger, a freshman (rising sophomore), is the captain and leading scorer of Miami Valley's high school team.