OC student programmers place 2nd in regional contest

An undergraduate team from Oklahoma Christian placed 14th overall in a computer programming contest featuring the largest schools in the region.

The South Central Regional of the Association for Computing Machinery Programming Contest involved 60 teams at three different sites, with Abilene Christian University, Baylor University and Louisiana State University serving as hosts.

Oklahoma Christian finished second behind a team of graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Oklahoma in the Abilene contest.

Across the region as a whole, OC’s teams placed second and 13th out of the 24 teams with undergraduate students only.

Oklahoma Christian has placed in the top three in the undergraduate category as well as in the top three for Oklahoma universities overall in three of the past four years.

“OC has a long tradition of excelling in this contest. No one involved with this competition is surprised anymore when a team from Oklahoma Christian University shows up near the top of the leaderboard,” said Don Leftwich, chair of OC’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

Summer 2016

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