Rhodes D mock trial team won the Louisville regional hosted by Bellarmine University Feb. 24. This and other successes at regional tournaments this year have earned the college five bids to the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS). “This is a feat never before accomplished by Rhodes Mock Trial,” says Anna Smith, director of Mock Trial at Rhodes. “Only one other program in AMTA history has finished a season with more bids—Miami University with six bids in 2010.”
With regionals over, now Rhodes has to organize two mock trial teams to compete in the Memphis opening round of the National Championship Tournament to be held March 17-19 in the D’Army Bailey Courthouse and sponsored by the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA).
The top six teams from each ORCS tournament will advance to AMTA's National Championship Tournament to be held in Los Angeles, CA, in April.
2016-2017 Mock Trial Program Roster:
Anna Baker-Olson (captain)
Devin Dunkley (captain)
Corbin Eilmes (captain)
Sam Holder (captain)
Hannah Hornsey (captain)
Connor Hurley (captain)
Sean Mattheisen (captain)
Chris Meadows (captain)
Ashley Plunk (captain)
Shehla Yousuf (captain)
Coaches: Ian Hunley, Marcus Pohlmann, Anna Smith, Dane Wendell, Amelia Yeomelakis