Mock Trial Team Qualifies for Opening Round of National Championship Tournament

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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.

Eastern competed against teams from Rhodes College, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Central Florida, University of Tennessee, University of South Florida, Stetson University and West Florida University.

A total of 192 teams nationwide (roughly the top third of teams) qualified for the National Championship Tournament. The next round of competition for EKU will be March 21-23 in Memphis.

 Members of the EKU team that received a bid were: Josh Lang, captain, Fort Thomas; Damir Siahkoohi, Irvine; Caleb Taylor, Union; Allie Maples, Mt. Sterling; Anthony Sean Potter and Matthew Boggs, Whitesburg; and Angel Spurlock, Mt. Vernon. Lang, Siahkoohi, Maples, Potter, Boggs and Spurlock are also members of EKU’s Honors Program.

Spurlock was one of 10 students (out of 120) to receive an All-Region Witness award.

EKU faculty and staff working with the team are Sara Zeigler, Tom Parker, Lynnette Noblitt, Kristeena Johnson and Brandon Williams.

Published on February 04, 2014