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AU Mock Trial Finishes Eighth in Country

AU Mock Trial team

Back row: Andrew Demarco, Jordan Giannone, Iain Phillips, Connor Trafton, Don Martin (coach); Front row: Eliana Peck and Melissa Azak (holding trophy), Virginia Lyon (behind trophy), Kristen Pulkstenis, Kierra Zoellick (coach)

The AU Mock Trial Team placed fourth in its division and eighth in the country at the National Championship Tournament in Orlando in April.

More than 650 teams from more than 330 colleges competed this year. The team is captained by Connor Trafton, SPA '14, and Kristen Pulkstenis, SPA '15, both pictured at left.

The other team members are Andrew DeMarco, Virginia Lyon, Eliana Peck, Jordyn Giannone, Melisa Azak, and Iain Phillips who also earned an All-American Outstanding Witness award. The team coaches are SPA adjunct faculty member Don Martin, graduate student Kierra Zoellick and AU alumni Eric Fleddermann and Sam Sandfort.