EKU Takes Fifth Place at Illinois State
A team from Eastern Kentucky University finished fifth in the Thirteenth Annual Illinois State University Mock Trial Invitational in Normal, Illinois, on Nov. 14-16, 2014. EKU's fifth-place team finished with a 6-2 record, losing its only two ballots by one point each and posting the highest point differential of any squad in the 32-team tournament (+86).
Josh Lang, a Political Science major from Fort Thomas, won an Outstanding Attorney Award with a perfect 20 ranks on the plaintiff side of the case. Two members of EKU's other team in the tournament also won awards. Daniel Bevins, a Business major from Pikeville, received an Outstanding Attorney Award, while Troy Cox, a Paralegal Science major from Lexington, earned an Outstanding Witness Award.
Other members of the fifth-place team included Allie Maples, a Political Science major from Mount Sterling; Angel Spurlock, a Chemistry major from Mount Vernon; Caleb Taylor, a Political Science major from Union; Matt Boggs and Sean Potter, both Political Science majors from Whitesburg; Mackenzie Despain, a Pre-Homeland Security major from Campbellsville; and Justin Johnson, a Political Science major from Hustonville. Lang, Bevins, Maples, Spurlock, Boggs, and Potter are all members of the EKU Honors Program.
EKU faculty and staff working with the program include Tom Parker, Lynnette Noblitt, Kristeena (Winkler) Johnson, Brandon Williams, and Sara Zeigler.
Published on November 26, 2014