South Florida State College’s Christian Reitnauer was recently selected as the Florida College System Athletic Association’s (FCSAA) Brain Bowl Student of the Month for December 2014.

Reitnauer is an active student on campus through his involvement on the Brain Bowl team, participation in Student Government Association (SGA), SFSC’s Honors Program, and community service projects.

“Christian is always ready to help with anything and everything and always comes to practice with more knowledge than the meeting before,” said Cheryl John, SFSC Brain Bowl co-advisor. “As a student leader, he is always willing to take on tasks such as bringing a certain set of questions to a meeting or hosting a table at our College for a Day event.”

Reitnauer recently competed with SFSC’s Brain Bowl team at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) South Florida Community College Sectional Tournament on Jan. 23 tying for fourth place, with seven wins and four losses. Based upon this performance, Reitnaurer earned a spot with SFSC’s Brain Bowl team in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Community College Championship Tournament, which will take place Feb. 27 -28 in Atlanta, Ga. Among 47 Brain Bowl players in south Florida, Reitnauer is currently ranked sixth as an individual.

“I really admire Christian’s success as a rookie this year,” said Dr. Brian Deery, SFSC Brain Bowl co-advisor and professor of psychology. “When he signed up at the beginning of the year he was unsure if he could perform well, but he’s stepped up as one of our key players. He’s really learned how to play the well, and I’m looking forward to his performance at nationals.”

Reitnauer will receive a letter and a plaque from the FCSAA recognizing his accomplishments, and will be featured on their website.