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EKU Mock Trial Finishes Second at Illinois State

EKU Mock Trial Finishes Second at Illinois State

Eastern Kentucky University’s Mock Trial team earned second place at the Fourteenth Annual Illinois State University Mock Trial Invitational in Bloomington, Illinois, on November 13-15, 2015. The team finished with a 7-1 record, winning both judges’ ballots in rounds against Benedictine College, the University of Central Missouri, and Loyola University Chicago, and splitting ballots with Wheaton College.

EKU’s outstanding effort was led by captain Allie Maples, a Political Science major from Mount Sterling, who was the only attorney at the tournament to earn Outstanding Attorney Awards on both the prosecution and defense sides of the case. Other members of the second-place squad were Matt Boggs, a Political Science and History double major from Whitesburg; Sean Potter, a Political Science major from Whitesburg; Maiya Lane, a Criminal Justice major from Louisville; Andrena Mounce, a Biology and Chemistry double major from Berea; and Ryan Wiggins, a Criminal Justice and Psychology double major from Georgetown. Maples and Boggs are members of the EKU Honors Program.

EKU Mock Trial will conclude its fall season next weekend at the Great Lakes Mock Trial Invitational in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and will resume competition in January with tournaments in Chicago and Atlanta. The program is sponsored by EKU University Programs. EKU faculty and staff working with the program include Tom Parker, Lynnette Noblitt, Kristeena Johnson, Brandon Williams, and Dean Sara Zeigler.

Published on November 18, 2015

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