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Posted by Sean Flynt on 2014-11-14

Samford University’s Mock Trial Team had tremendous success at its first competition. The Samford students defeated teams from Auburn University and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga to take second place at the Kennesaw State University Owl Classic Invitational Oct. 25.

Two members of Samford’s team received individual awards. Freshman history major Kaitlin Mullen was honored as Most Outstanding Attorney on the plaintiff side of the case. Freshman history major Miranda Mason was honored as Most Outstanding Witness.

Samford political science professor and pre-law advisor Marissa Grayson said Samford placed above many other highly competitive schools, including Florida State University, Georgia Tech University, Emory University and the University of Miami.

The team will compete again at Middle Tennessee State University Nov. 14 and 15.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.