Model U.N. Team Wins Harvard Tournament for Third Straight Year

Feb. 10, 1998

The Baylor University Model United Nations Team has won the prestigious Harvard University Model U.N. Tournament for an unprecedented third straight year. More than 200 universities, including schools such as Princeton, the University of Chicago and West Point, competed in the tournament.

Tournament judges have given the Baylor team the Outstanding Delegation Award for five out of the last seven years. In this year's competition, Baylor represented the United Kingdom.

"This is the first time in recent history that a team has won Outstanding Delegation for three years in a row," said Dr. Linda Adams, associate professor of political science and director of the Model U.N. Team. "This win is especially exciting because this is a very young team. Fourteen out of the 19 members are new to the team, and we have only three graduating seniors. We are looking forward to continued success in future competitions."

The tournament simulated the activities of the United Nations, with each university playing the role of a particular country. Each team member worked on a U.N. committee such as the Committee on Human Rights or the Security Council.

Awards are based on skill in negotiating, speaking, resolution writing and knowledge of the nation's policies and of the committee's topic areas. The Outstanding Delegation Award is based on the cumulative number of individual awards received by team members.

Baylor students who were named outstanding delegates are Robert Schickler, a freshman from Arlington, Va.; Laura Seay, a sophomore from Franklin, Tenn.; Trey Nixon, a junior from Charlotte, Texas; and Jeremy Caddel, a senior from Odessa, Texas. Receiving honorable mention awards were Autumn Smith, a junior from Hewitt; Colin Swindle, a senior from Tulsa, Okla.; and Samantha Fleck, a graduate student from Mesa, Ariz.

A reception to honor the Baylor team will be held Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. in the Memorial Residence Hall Drawing Room.

For more information, contact Adams at 710-6049.

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