The following is from the March 21, 2007, edition of The Daily Campus.

Mock Trial to compete for national championship

By A. Neely Eisenstein
The Daily Campus

The SMU Mock Trial A Team won a three-way tie for first place last weekend during a national tournament in Minnesota. The team went 7-1 and received a bid to the national championship in St. Petersburg, Fla. April 13-15. The top 64 teams across the country will compete for the national title.

"I was in tears," said Ann Wyatt Little, an SMU junior and a member of the team.

Two separate competitions were held over the weekend in order to break up the amount of schools participating. One competition was held in Chicago, Ill., and the second was held in Minneapolis, Minn. Nearly 100 teams participated. Both tournaments advance six teams each to the national championship. The six teams that won in Minneapolis included Washington and Lee, SMU, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Loras and Brown.

"The caliber and quality of these teams is incredible," said Little. "They are the best of the best."

Little has participated in the Mock Trial program since its competitive start three years ago.

In Minneapolis SMU competed in four three-hour trials against College of Charleston, Fordham University, Washington and Lee, and Furman University.

Last year SMU came in fourth place at nationals and was half a point of competition strength away from going to the national championship.

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