Model U.N. Team Wins Second Place At Berkeley Tournament

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March 3, 2005

by Julie Campbell Carlson

The Baylor University Model United Nations team received the second place Small Delegation award at the University of California, Berkeley, Model United Nations Conference, marking the first time that the Baylor team has taken a small delegation award at the tournament. A small delegation is typically 15 students or less representing smaller countries. The Baylor team represented the Philippines, Zimbabwe and Hungary.

Delegation awards are based on the cumulative number of individual awards received by team members plus the overall performance of the entire team. The team took eight individual awards including Outstanding Delegate awards to Sushmita Dhar and Rosica Popova; Honorable Mention to Tamer Khashab, Jessie Rhoads and Angela Hackett; and Verbal Accolade to Leah Arnold, Robert Watson and Jacob Colson.

Other members of the team included Abbigale Foster, who served as Head Delegate, Justin Works and Tasha Clark. Dr. Andrew Konitzer, visiting assistant professor of political science, served as team sponsor, and Jenice Langston provided administrative support.

Berkeley's tournament is one of the larger and more competitive conferences on the national Model United Nations circuit. Baylor competed against 32 other schools, including Harvard (third place, small delegation), Stanford, West Point (first place, small delegation), the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago.

In November, the Baylor team received the Best Small Delegation award at the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference.

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