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EKU Mock Trial Earns Bid to Nationals

EKU Mock Trial Team

The Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial Team was one of seven teams at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament, held Feb. 1-2 in Tallahassee, Fla., to qualify for the opening round of the National Championship Tournament.

EKU competed against teams from Rhodes College, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Central Florida, University of Tennessee, University of South Florida, Stetson University and West Florida University.

A total of 192 teams nationwide (roughly the top third of teams) will qualify for the National Championship Tournament. The next round of competition for EKU will be March 21-23 in Memphis.

Members of the EKU team that received a bid (pictured above, from left to right) were: Josh Lang, captain, Fort Thomas; Caleb Taylor, Union; Matthew Boggs, Whitesburg; Allie Maples, Mt. Sterling; Anthony Sean Potter, Whitesburg; Angel Spurlock, Mt. Vernon; and Damir Siahkoohi, Irvine. Lang, Boggs, Maples, Potter, Spurlock, and Siahkoohi are also members of EKU’s Honors Program.

Spurlock was one of 10 students (out of 120) to receive an All-Region Witness award.

EKU faculty and staff working with the team are Sara Zeigler, Tom Parker, Lynnette Noblitt, Kristeena Johnson, and Brandon Williams.

Published on February 06, 2014

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