Mock Trial Teams Advance to National Championship Tournament in Chicago

group photo of Rhodes Mock Trial Team A
Rhodes College's 2024 Mock Trial Team A

Rhodes College is joining an elite cohort from Princeton University, University of Chicago, University of Virginia, University of Southern California, and University of California, Los Angeles, as the only mock trial programs having both their A and B teams advance to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship Tournament to be held April 19-21 in Chicago.

The Rhodes teams competed March 8-10 in the first weekend of the Opening Round Championship Series qualifiers to determine the top 48 teams. Destiny Baugh and Zoe Haug were named Outstanding Attorneys, and Maya Bridgeman and Megan O’Keefe were named Outstanding Witnesses.

In its 36-year history, Rhodes’ mock trial program has been to the AMTA national championship more than any other program.

Members of Rhodes A include Sam Frank and Reese Conners (captains), Maya Bridgeman, Cormac Maclae, Hannah Goto, Christyn Sanders, Noah Dickerson, Nina Kellner, Kate Buikema, and Destiny Baugh. Johnathan Burch serves as an alternate.

group photo of Rhodes College Mock Trial Team B
Rhodes College's 2024 Mock Trial Team B

Members of Rhodes B include Bell Tucci and Kevin Caltry (captains), Megan O’Keefe, Gwen Monnet-Yague, Zoe Haug, Emma Timmons, Mitchell Leander, Ben Hayes, and Madi Bagsby.

“I am so proud of the efforts of all of our students this season,” said Anna Eldridge, director of Mock Trial at Rhodes. “They put so much time and energy into this activity, and it is really exciting to see it pay off in this way with both our A and B teams advancing. I know they will make the college proud in Chicago and I continue to be grateful for all the support the college and the local legal and alumni communities have given to the team.”