2018 National Champions - Miami University
Apr. 25, 2018 - Miami University is AMTA's 34th National Champion, prevailing over Yale University in the National Final Round held at Hutton Arena on the campus of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, on April 22, 2018. Congratulations to Miami and Yale on their outstanding performances in the final round!
AMTA also wishes to thank the host of the 34th National Championship - Kelly Rodgers and Hamline University, along with all of the sponsors that made the tournament possible. For more information on the 34th National Championship Tournament's results, please click here, which includes a published tabulation summary for the final round. For more information on the history of AMTA's National Championship Final Round, please click here.
At the Opening Ceremony for the National Championship Tournament, AMTA honored several individuals with annual awards. The Coaches of UVA and Tim Bays, Allison Durkin, Jeffry Guo, and Raymond Zhu of Yale University were honored with the W. Ward Reynoldson Award as coaches of teams that advanced to the National Final Round in 2017.
In addition, Deborah Strigenz, Former Coordinator of the Iowa Center for Law-Related Education at Drake University, was honored with the Neal Smith Award in recognition of her contributions to AMTA's educational mission in a broader sense. Ms. Strigenz was recognized for her exceptional and instrumental contributions to AMTA's founding, creation, and subsequent growth and success from the very early days of the organization. Without Ms. Strigenz's contributions and efforts, it is almost certain that AMTA would not be the organization that it is today.
Thank you to everyone who competed in AMTA in 2018. We look forward to working with you all in 2019 on the road to AMTA's 35th National Championship Tournament in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the weekend of April 5-7, 2019, hosted by Elizabethtown College. Have a great summer and see you in the fall!