Quincy University Mock Trial Team competed in a regional tournament for the American Mock Trial Association in Indianapolis, Ind., on February 8-9. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis hosted the competition.

QU was one of 20 teams competing for one of only six bids to the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) tournament in Geneva, Ill. March 6-8.  With a 5-2-1 record, QU was able to secure a top 6 finish in the 20 team field.  Quincy’s only two losses came against the eventual undefeated tournament champion from the University of Miami, Ohio.  The team includes seven members: Jordan Heeter, Rachel Holtmeyer, Alexis Munoz, Emily Mast, Elena Rolves, Charlotte Bowie and Danielle Hand.  In addition to the team honors, two team members received individual awards; senior and team captain, Emily Mast, won a Top Attorney award, and freshman, Elena Rolves, won a Top Witness award.

The Mock Trial team has competed in tournaments and scrimmages throughout the Midwest this season.  Most tournaments include 20 or more teams from all over the United States.  If QU can repeat its success at ORCS, the team will advance to the National Tournament, which will be held in Chicago, Ill. later this year.

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