Wesleyan’s Spring 2021 season was a record showing!
Wesleyan’s team C1 competed in the second weekend of regional tournaments, at the 2-B regionals hosted by Penn State University. They ended with a great record of 3-4-1, narrowly missing out on earning Wesleyan a bid for ORCs, but setting a high bar for the three teams left to compete!
Team C2 , “Ratatouille Hipsters,” also competed in the second weekend of regional tournaments, at the 2-F regionals hosted by AMTA. They placed second, earning Wesleyan’s first bid to ORCs with an outstanding record of 7-1-0! Team C2 also won an honorable mention for the Spirit of AMTA award! Anushka Somani earned an All-Regionals award, and Chelsea Eisen earned an All-Regionals award.
Team B competed in the third weekend of regional tournaments, at the 3-A regionals hosted by the University of Oklahoma. They placed fifth, earning Wesleyan’s second bid to ORCs with a terrific record of 6-2-0! Betsy Froiland earned an All-Regionals attorney award.
Team A competed in the fourth and final weekend of regional tournaments, at the 4-D regionals hosted by the University of Washington in Lee Manor. They placed fourth, earning what was technically Wesleyan’s third bid to ORCs with a wonderful record of 6-2-0! Virginia Sciolino earned an All-Regionals attorney award.
Unfortunately, even though Wesleyan teams won three bids to ORCs, only two teams from each school are allowed to progress (per AMTA regulations). The two bids won were to the 1-B and 1-D ORCs, meaning both teams would compete the first weekend of ORCs tournaments! Three judges scored each round, meaning scores are out of 12 possible ballots, instead of 8.
Wesleyan’s team B attended the 1-B ORCs, earning an outstanding record of 7-4-1, with the joint-highest competitor’s score of 29.5! They placed sixth, claiming the final bid to the AMTA National Championship Tournament from their ORCs! Betsy Froiland earned an All-Nation witness award.
Wesleyan’s team A attended the 1-D ORCs, earning a fantastic record of 7-5-0, narrowly missing out on earning a bid from their tournament. Elodie Frew earned an All-Nation witness award, and Kathryn Campbell earned an All-Nation attorney award.
At the AMTA National Championship Tournament, Wesleyan’s team was placed in the Dr. Sara Ziegler division, one of the two at the tournament. Nationals rounds were scored by four judges, meaning scores are out of 16 possible ballots, instead of 8 or 12.
Wesleyan ended the 2020-2021 season with an amazing record of 11-5-0! They tied for second place by ballots, placing fifth in their division after tie breakers, a new record for a Wesleyan team! Anushka Somani became an All-American witness!
Spring 2020 Executive Board: