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EKU Mock Trial Places Third at William & Mary

EKU Mock Trial Team

Eastern Kentucky University’s Mock Trial team placed third at the Fifth Annual Colonial Classic Invitational Tournament hosted by the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, on October 26-27, 2019.

EKU’s third-place team finished the 22-team tournament with a 6-2 record. The Colonels swept ballots against the University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while splitting ballots in the other two rounds against George Washington University and the University of Virginia. EKU’s second team at the tournament finished 3-5, defeating Johns Hopkins University and earning a split against the College of William & Mary.

Cole Bailey, a junior accounting major from Richmond, was recognized as an Outstanding Attorney at the tournament, while Kate Richardson, a sophomore political science major also from Richmond, received honors as an Outstanding Witness. Both students are members of the EKU Honors Program.

Cole Bailey and Kate Richardson Award Winners

Other members of EKU’s third-place team included Brianna Palmer, a senior political science major from Richmond; Ruth Speidel, a senior forensic science major and EKU Honors Program student from Jerseyville, Illinois; Riley Alexander, a sophomore broadcasting and electronic media major from Lexington; Houston Abbott, a freshman pre-art/design studio major from Corbin; and Abigail Birch, a freshman criminal justice major from Union.

EKU’s Mock Trial program is sponsored by the EKU College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences (CLASS). Tom Parker is the coordinator of the Mock Trial program; additional coaches include Lynnette Noblitt, James Pennington, Sarah Jo Jacobs, and CLASS Dean Sara Zeigler.

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Thomas Parker

Published on November 04, 2019

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