The University of Portland Mock Trial team competed at the annual Pacific Northwest Regional qualifier for Nationals last month at Oregon State University. The team set a UP record with seven wins and one loss, placing third out of 18 teams. The UP team will advance to the national championship tournament being held in Washington, D.C., March 21-23.

 The UP team took five individual awards home from the tournament. Seniors Eileen Kannengeiser, Lyndsey Tsuruda, and Amanda Danforth were each awarded Outstanding Witness honors. Amanda Danforth and Eileen Kannengeiser were awarded Outstanding Attorney honors.

The UP speech and debate team will take part in the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament in Indianapolis March 21-23.