Baylor Model U.N. Team Earns Top National Award

Feb. 17, 1997

WACO, Texas -- Baylor University's Model United Nations delegation earned the Outstanding Delegation Award at the national Model U.N. conference, held Feb. 13-16 in Boston and hosted by Harvard University. The Baylor team also won the Outstanding Delegation Award in 1996.

Schools such as Yale University, Boston College, the University of Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley as well as many international universities sent delegates to the competition. The delegations each represented a different country, and team members were assigned to various committees to discuss a wide range of topics. Teams are judged based on their knowledge of their country's policies. This year, the Baylor team represented the Federal Republic of Germany in the mock United Nations discussions.

The Outstanding Delegation Award is based on the cumulative number of individual awards received by team members and the overall performance of the entire team. The Baylor group won 7 outstanding delegate awards and 5 honorable mentions. Having earned the Outstanding Delegation Award the last 4 out of the last 6 years, the Baylor team has a history of strong performances.

"The success of this team was amazing because this is a fairly young team," said Dr. Linda Adams, assistant professor of political science and sponsor of the Baylor team. "We had more new people than old people, and many had never participated in a university-level model U.N. conference before."

For more information, contact Adams at (817) 755-3161.

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