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Hendrix Mock Trial Teams Break Records at Tournament

full mock trialCONWAY, Ark. (February 21, 2017) – Hendrix College Mock Trial teams competed this weekend in the American Mock Trial Association's regional tournament at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Red Team, led by Sami Sexton and Nathan Woodell, finished 2-5-1, having the highest combined strength schedule of any team.

The Blue Team, led by Hamza Syed and Charlotte Thomas, finished 5-3.

For the first time in the history of Hendrix Mock Trial, all 19 competing team members ranked as a top attorney and/or witness.

Students consistently ranked as top attorneys included:

  • Jordan Borst ’19
  • Blythe Bull ’19
  • Ginny Greer ’19
  • Sami Sexton ’17
  • Hamza Syed ’17
  • Charlotte Thomas ’17
  • Alex Tiller ’19
  • Nathan Woodell ’17

Students consistently ranked as top witnesses included:

  • Alex Berner ’19
  • Joshua Borst ’19
  • Joshua Copeland ’17
  • Josie Efird ’19
  • Steven Hulsey ’17
  • Guneev Sharma ’17
  • Charlotte Thomas ’17
  • Alex Tiller ’19

Borst, Bull, and Greer earned All Region attorney awards; and Berner earned an All Region witness award. This is a record-breaking number of Hendrix students to earn these prestigious awards.

Additionally, Borst, Thomas, and Tiller demonstrated their versatility by consistently ranking as both outstanding attorneys and outstanding witnesses.

The Blue Team earned an Honorable Mention for their impressive record. This resulted in the Blue Team tying with several other schools competing for an open bid to the AMTA Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS).

Last season, the Blue Team competed at ORCS, becoming the first team at Hendrix to do so. Within the next week, the Blue Team hopes to receive a bid to qualify again for this prestigious tournament next month.

“I think we proved to ourselves as well as to AMTA that the Hendrix teams are skillful in public speaking and critical thinking,” said Greer, a second-year competing member of the Blue Team. “We’ve made tremendous progress through our hard work and the dedication of our team captains. Our experiences this season have positioned us for continued excellence not only within the Mock Trial program, but also in the real world.” 

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.