SCA member contends for "King of the Nerds" crown

Mississippi State University student of astronautics, Mary Kate Smith, loves space and the Middle Ages. A member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Smith is a self-proclaimed nerd and a participant in season 2 of TBS' King of the Nerds. Steve Rogers of WCBI has the story.

Smith says she is excited about the show which has a US$100,000 grand prize. “It’s a reality competition show that celebrates intelligence, ingenuity and everything about nerd culture,” Smith said. “I am going head-to-head with other engineers and scientists, as well as gamers and librarians,” she says. In the SCA, Smith is Inga Knarrarbringa, a Viking combat fighter.

Episodes from King of the Nerds are available to view online.