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Mock Trial Team Sweeps Invitational

by Web on November 16, 2016

The Millsaps College Mock Trial Team swept the 2016 University of Oklahoma Sooner Invitational Tournament sponsored by the University of Oklahoma School of Law.

The Millsaps Silver Team, one of three Millsaps teams competing, won the tournament. The team defeated the University of Houston in the final round.

In addition, Hamilton Armour, a sophomore from Canton, Ga., was recognized as Best Advocate and Grace McWatters, a senior from Arlington, Wash., was named Best Witness.

The Millsaps Mock Trial Team has 47 members, which makes it one of the largest student organizations on campus. Twenty-six team members traveled to the University of Oklahoma Sooner Invitational Tournament and represented the College on teams named Millsaps Purple, White, and Silver.

The Millsaps Mock Trial Team also competed at Middle Tennessee State University in a four-trial tournament during the weekend of Nov. 11-13, taking on a range of teams from the University of Florida, Arizona State University, and the University of Alabama. Alexander Nelson-Fryar, a senior from Houston, took home a Best Attorney Award, and a Best Witness Award went to Noah Crosley, a sophomore from Munford, Tenn.

Up next for the Millsaps Majors is the prestigious Yale Invitational Dec. 3-4. Millsaps will compete with teams from Harvard, Yale, New York University, Northwestern University, George Washington University, and the University of Pennsylvania, to name just a few. After having earned a bid to Nationals, Millsaps Mock Trial is now ranked 44th in the nation out of more than 600 teams from more than 350 universities and colleges.