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SCF’s Math Team Wins First Place in Statewide Competition

(Bradenton, Fla., April 24, 2018) — For the second year in a row, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Math Team won first place in the Mathematics Olympics held April 14 at the University of North Florida (UNF). The competition includes teams from throughout Florida.

The tournament consists of a three-part test covering math topics such as Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Geometry, Probability, Logic, Combinatorics and Number Theory. The first part is a 90-minute individual test, followed by a 45-minute, 10-question test that requires a graphing calculator. The final round of the competition is the team portion, in which all members work together on 10 questions. The team has 10 minutes to answer each question.

This year’s team members from SCF Venice were Antonio Antonian, Dylan Litherland, Mary Lopez Marin, Kyle Trogden and Wentao Yuan. Yuan, Litherland, Lopez Marin and Trogden made up the winning team. Yuan also won fourth place overall in the individual competition. To win first place in the team portion, SCF’s score on the team test was weighted equally with the individual test results.

UNF’s Math-Statistics Department and the Florida Two-Year College Mathematics Association sponsor the annual Olympics. SCF professors Catherine Panik and Claire Geiger served as team coaches.

“We’re very proud of the SCF Venice Campus Math Team,” said Panik. “They worked diligently all semester to prepare for this challenging competition, and their efforts definitely paid off with a first place team award!”

For more information, contact Panik at 941-408-1491 or PanikC@SCF.edu.

(l-r) Catherine Panik (coach), Mary Lopez Marin, Dylan Litherland, Antonio Antonian, Kyle Trogden, Wentao Yuan, Claire Geiger (coach)

(l-r) Catherine Panik (coach), Mary Lopez Marin, Dylan Litherland, Antonio Antonian, Kyle Trogden, Wentao Yuan, Claire Geiger (coach)

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