Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Southwest Baptist University Computer and Information Sciences Department competitive programmers recorded their first victory of the year against the University of Portland. SBU’s top team consisting of senior Ashley Jones, senior Ryan McGlaughlin and sophomore Weston Herrington solved six of eight problems during the three hour competition.
SBU’s second team, consisting of freshman David Haugh, freshman Luke Abbott and freshman Jason Jakusz finished second in the competition by completing five problems.
SBU’s C team consisted of sophomore Maaura Stuckey, senior Megan Burnett and senior Matt Copeland. All the teams are coached by Mr. James Cain and Dr. Baochuan Lu, both assistant professors of computer science.
The University of Portland’s top team finished in third place with four problems. Their B team finished in fourth place.
“This was similar to an exhibition or preseason competition – the University of Portland is a Christian school on the West Coast with a good reputation, and we were looking for someone outside our region to compete against,” said Dr. DeClue, Chair of the SBU CIS Department. “They fit the bill and both our teams benefitted from the meet.”
SBU’s competitive programming team will compete in the Midwest Regional Programming Contest in Indianapolis, Ind., and are preparing for the ultimate showdown at the IBM-sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest (also called the “Battle of the Brains”) in November.
PHOTO left to right: Ashley Jones, Jordan Hull, Weston Herrington, Dr. Tim DeClue
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