The Austin College Advocacy Program will host the 3rd Annual Kangaroo Brawl on January 25-26 in the Grayson County Justice Center and Courthouse in Sherman, Texas. Sixteen teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida are registered to compete.
The Austin College team, now in its 5th season coached by Sherman attorney Ed Richardson ’95, completed a competitive pre-season and then travelled to tournaments sponsored by the American Mock Trial Association. They have competed in New Orleans, Winston-Salem, and Kansas City; and will be competing at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas January 18-19, before the Kangaroo Brawl.
The advocacy regional competition is February in Arlington where the team, led by captains Elizabeth Parker ’21 and Bre Smith ’20, and lieutenants Nate Krasovitsky ’21 and Cailey Callahan ’20, will compete to earn a bid to the Opening Round championship Series in March.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. Austin College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.