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UI statistics team wins College Bowl for second year in a row

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A team composed of four University of Iowa graduate students in statistics and actuarial science won the 1998 College Bowl competition held during August at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Dallas and sponsored by the American Statistician Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. This is the second year in a row that the Iowa team has taken first place.

The members of the winning team are Chris Carolan of Cedar Rapids, John Castelloe of Springfield, Ill., and Aaron Christ and Michelle Larson of Iowa City. Carolan, Castelloe and Larson were also members of last year's winning team.

On its way to the championship in the six-team field, Iowa defeated Virginia Tech 250-60 in the semifinals and beat Texas A&M in the finals by a 225-40 score.