Georgia Tech Mock Trial Team Charts Record-Breaking Semester

The Georgia Tech Mock Trial team achieved record-breaking success during the Fall 2023 semester, placing in every tournament they attended for the first time in program history. Notable accolades include second place at the Emory Peach Bowl and fifth at the Duke Tobacco Road invitational tournament. 

Individual team members also earned 15 independent awards — the highest number in a semester to date. 

Now, the spring season is starting just as strong.  

In January, the Mock Trial team took home first place at the 19th Annual Ramblin' Wreck Invitational hosted by Georgia Tech — a feat unmatched in the documented history of the team. Mock Trial’s B team, led by Jeremhy Cesar and Sanjeev Viswan, placed first with a 7-1 record and received an Honorable Mention for the Spirit of D.M. Smith Award, recognizing their commitment to honesty, civility, and fair play. The A team, captained by Maya Iyer and Lyla Zedell, secured the fourth-place spot with a 6-2 record.  

"This was truly one of the best and most impressive finishes for GT Mock Trial at our home invitational in one of the best fields we've ever brought in with last year's national champions and runners-up," said team co-coach Andy McNeil. "Our season continues with the Jackson Regional American Mock Trial Association Tournament at the Mississippi College of Law!"