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EKU Mock Trial Finishes Successful Season with Strong Performance in Memphis

EKU Mock Trial Team at Memphis ORC

Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial concluded a successful season by finishing 12th at the American Mock Trial Association’s Opening Round Championship in Memphis, Tennessee.  The national tournament was hosted by Rhodes College. EKU split ballots (winning one and losing one) in each of the four rounds of the tournament, finishing with a 4-4 record.  The Colonels faced the University of Arizona, Baylor University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Texas at Austin. 

EKU’s Opening Round Championship team included (above picture, left to right):

  • Bennett Parker (from Fort Thomas)
  • Damir Siahkoohi (Irvine)
  • Caleb Taylor (Union)
  • Matthew Boggs (Whitesburg)
  • Angel Spurlock (Mount Vernon)
  • Anthony Sean Potter (Whitesburg)
  • Allie Maples (Mount Sterling)
  • Joshua Lang (Fort Thomas)
  • B.J. McDaniel (Columbus, OH)

EKU’s season was highlighted by top-ten finishes throughout the invitational and regional season, including:

  • 5th place at the Arch Invitational in St. Louis, MO
  • 2nd place at the Spartan Throwdown in Cleveland, OH
  • 6th place at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, TN
  • 7th place at the AMTA Regional in Tallahassee, FL

During the season, EKU recorded a 9-7 record against teams among the final 48 that advanced to the National Championship Tournament next month in Orlando, Florida.  Individual award winners for EKU this year included:

  • Josh Lang, Outstanding Attorney
  • Matt Boggs, Outstanding Witness
  • B.J. McDaniel, Outstanding Witness
  • Sean Potter, Outstanding Witness
  • Logan Spradlin, Outstanding Witness
  • Angel Spurlock, Outstanding Witness

EKU faculty and staff working with the team are Sara Zeigler, Tom Parker, Lynnette Noblitt, Kristeena Johnson, and Brandon Williams.  Information sessions and tryouts for next year will be held in late August. For further information, visit the EKU Mock Trial website at

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Tom Parker

Published on March 25, 2014

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