Case Competitions

Kara Ann Maynard and William Heise IV were awarded Midwest Region runner-up at the University of Arizona’s Eller 2012 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition which took place October 25-27.  They prepared a case over a two-week period on whether the Maryland governor should allow drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

Rodrigo Lanaido, Benjamin Ong, Michael Ordway and Ning Yang participated in the fifth annual Michigan Interactive Investments Undergraduate Investment Conference at the Ross School of Business October 26-28. They worked three weeks on a stock pitch for Amarin, an Irish biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Carly Basner, Alexander Chen and James Jin represented Goizueta at the seventh annual Fisher College of Business Biz Quiz competition held on November 9, 10 and 11. Student teams from 18 universities came to Ohio State to be tested on their knowledge of current business events using a fast-paced game show format. They were quizzed on articles from the Wall St. Journal from the last six weeks. Meredith Farahmand coached the team.

Every November, PricewaterhouseCoopers invites 50 schools nationwide to compete in the xACT competition. The winning team from each school receives a cash prize and is invited to compete nationally to become one of five finalist teams. The five finalists are then invited to make their presentations at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ New York office.

Teams are composed of five students each, working as consultants for a fictitious client. They have two weeks to research a business issue and develop a 12-minute presentation. Each team is assigned a PricewaterhouseCoopers mentor.

30 BBA teams competed in xACT on November 2, organized by Professor Mary Sevier. The team representing Goizueta at the national competition is:  Matt O’Brien, Jenny Li, Caroline Capponi, Matt Coombs and Sarah Elliott.

Pocket Aces members, securing second place, were Mengting Lu, Rui Tao, Jennifer Lin, Michael Sheu and Saier Zeng. Clairvoyant Strategies, placing third, was made up of Linhuang Qiu, Aakash Parlecha, Faizan Bhatty, Xinyue Pan and Tegh Singh.

BBA Scholar Athletes


The 16th-ranked Emory University women’s soccer team finished second at the 2012 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship. Lee Bachouros, BBA13, played in this championship game.  The Eagles ended the 2012 campaign, the most successful in the program’s history, with a 15-2-7 overall record.


Alex Duhl, BBA13 has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Team for the 2012 season. Duhl stood second on the team with a 2.24 kills-per-set average while her .299 hitting percentage was second on the club and fifth among UAA players. An all-tournament selection at the Guisler Invitational, the Emory Invitational and Emory Classic, she closed out her career in 11th place all-time at Emory with 293 total blocks.

Jonathan Chen, BBA14, concluded the fall portion of Emory’s Golf 2012-13 schedule with a team-leading 73.8 strokes-per-round average.

Seniors Nick Jones, David Garofalo and Alex Scott saw their last games as Eagles in November. Emory Soccer ended the year with an 11-7-2 overall record, finishing the season strong with a mark of 9-3-1 in its last 13 games of the season, and winning its seventh University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship.

Gabrielle Clark, BBA14 is the region’s top-ranked tennis player. Clark won the ITA Small College Nationals singles draw, and teamed with teammate Emma Taylor to win the doubles bracket as well. Emory University was ranked fourth in the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Poll of the 2012-13 season and first in the Atlantic South Region.