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UI statistics team wins 1997 College Bowl

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A team of five University of Iowa doctoral students in statistics recently won the 1997 College Bowl competition at the annual Joint Statistical Meeting Aug. 12-13 in Anaheim, Calif. and sponsored by the American Statistician Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. The members of the winning team are: Chris Carolan of Cedar Rapids, John Castelloe of Springfield, Ill., Jeff Isaacson of Ames, Joy Jordan of Mount Vernon, and Michelle Larson of Iowa City.

On its way to the championship in the seven-team field, the Iowa team received a first round bye, defeated a team from Brigham Young University 250-30 in the semifinals and beat the University of California at Santa Barbara in the finals by a 230-40 score. Last year's College Bowl winner, Iowa State University, lost to UC-Santa Barbara in the other semifinal match.