Out of more than 600 collegiate mock trial teams nationwide that began the season, a squad from Eastern Kentucky University finished 11th.
The Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial Team has over the years defeated so many teams from much larger, more well-known schools, it’s hardly a shock any more.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Mock Trial Team concluded a highly successful invitational season with a fourth-place finish at the Commodore Classic in Nashville Jan. 24-25.
The Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial Team continued its stellar season with a first-place finish in the Windy City Invitational, hosted by Northwestern University Jan. 17-18 in Chicago.
EKU compiled a 6-1-1 record in the 28-team event, finishing immediately ahead of its regional rivals, the University of Cincinnati and Bellarmine University.
Eastern Kentucky University's Mock Trial Program took seventh place at the Arch Invitational Mock Trial Tournament hosted by Washington University in St. Louis October 18-19.
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.
A team from Eastern Kentucky University finished second in the Spartan Throwdown at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 9-10.
A team from Eastern Kentucky University finished fifth in the Arch Invitational Mock Trial Tournament in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 19-20.
Competitors included host Washington University, the University of Texas at Austin, University of Missouri at Columbia and Kansas City, St. Louis University, University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University, among others.
Eastern Kentucky University placed seventh in the 24-team Great American Mock Trial Invitational Nov. 3-4 in Washington, D.C.
“Invitations to this tournament are highly coveted,” said Dr. Sara Zeigler, one of four coaches for the team, “and the conventional wisdom says that a top-ten finish (there) is similar to a top-ten finish at the National Championship.”
The Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial Team concluded its highly successful 2011-12 season with a 15th-place finish at the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament in Minneapolis April 13-15.