Mock Trial Team 15th in National Championship; Ahead of Princeton, Stanford, Others

EKU mock trial team photo

­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.

EKU finished ahead of teams from the University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of Michigan, University of Cincinnati, University of New Hampshire, University of Illinois at Chicago, Hamilton College and Cornell College.

Representing EKU on the national championship tournament team were Zac Caldwell, Elizabethtown; Katelyn Connor, Erlanger; Josh Lang, Fort Thomas; Jade Petty, Stanton; Anthony Sean Potter, Whitesburg; Chloe Richardson, Orient, Ohio; Marcus Segura, Fort Thomas; Ally Sipes, Mt. Sterling; and Caleb Taylor, Union.

"I couldn't be prouder of this year's team," said Tom Parker, one of the EKU coaches.  "We graduated four key members of our national championship tournament team last year, and no one would have been surprised to see us struggle this year. Instead, we made it all the way back to championships again and finished strong." 

Parker noted that four of the nine members of this year's national tournament championship squad were freshmen, indicating a bright future for the program.

Other EKU coaches are Sara Zeigler, Lawrence Hilton and Lynnette Noblitt.  Financial support is provided by University Programs, the College of Justice & Safety, the Department of Government, and distinguished alumnus Bob Sanders.

Published on April 20, 2012