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A Winning Weekend

Publication Date: 11/1/2010

Congratulations to the following Rhodes teams celebrating wins over the weekend.

The Mock Trial A Team went undefeated in winning the The Marcus D. Pohlmann Mock Trial Invitational at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, Oct. 30-31. The invitational is named in honor of 1972 Cornell alumnus and Rhodes Professor of Political Science and Mock Trial Coach, Dr. Marcus D. Pohlmann.

The Rhodes A team defeated Columbia College, University of Iowa C, Northwestern University A, and University of Iowa A. Team captain Carly Taylor ’11 won an outstanding attorney award with a perfect 20 score, while Kelsey Hope ’11 won an outstanding witness award, also with a perfect 20.

William Lay ’13, captain of the Mock Trial D team, was named top attorney in the tournament with a perfect 20 score. In addition, Mock Trial C Team captain Matthew Jehl ’13 and newcomer Emily Hutson ’14 won outstanding attorney awards, while newcomer Elizabeth Hollingsworth won an outstanding witness award.

In athletics:

  • The Rhodes Women’s Cross Country Team dominated the field at the 2010 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship, winning the conference title. Taylor Stephens ’12 was the overall winner of the meet hosted by Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
  • The Rhodes Football Team defeated Centre College (38-31) before a Homecoming crowd of 2,500 at Fargason Field, Saturday, Oct. 30.

Also on Saturday, The Commercial Appeal ran an article about junior lineman Owen Worley attacking academics with the same tenacity as he does on the football field. With a 3.92 GPA, Worley plans to graduate with a business degree in May 2011 after only three years at Rhodes. Also, the article mentions that he plays bagpipes and five other instruments and that he has studied in Egypt. Football coach Joe White describes him as a relentless overachiever on and off the field.

Go Lynx!

Tags: Athletics, Campus Life, Honors, Students


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