Mock Trial Teams Finish Second and Seventh in Ohio Tournament
Two EKU Mock Trial Teams competed in the recent Ohio Valley Regional Tournament in Hamilton, Ohio, finishing second and seventh among the 20 teams participating in the event.
One Eastern squad finished second, narrowly losing a tiebreaker to Miami University. The second team tied for seventh place. Other universities sending teams to the tournament included Ohio State, Case Western Reserve, Wilmington, Wittenberg, Lake Erie, Ball State and the University of Dayton.
The second-place team was one of two selected to qualify to compete in the National Championship Tournament at Stetson University College of Law in April. Only 64 teams nationwide compete in the tournament.
EKUís Andrew Trice, a senior political science major from Highland Heights, received the tournamentís All-Region Attorney Award. Other members of the second-place team are Dale Perry, Frankfort; Kristeena Winkler, Katrina Winkler, Xochi Weiss-Salinas and Ruben Salinas, of ¨Richmond; Casey Gevedon, Berea; and Rachell Hall, Allen.
Members of the seventh-place team are Kara Bowen, Paducah; Tabith Danielle Buis, Liberty; Justin Hunt; Irvine; Tony Listermann, Cincinnati; Lauren Poland, Cincinnati; Jessica Roberts, La Grange; Miranda Westbrook, Villa Hills; and Maranda Ash, Richmond.