SBU computer science students shine in competition

BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University (SBU) computer science students recently competed in a programming competition in Fayetteville, Ark. SBU’s A team finished in second place at the local site, claiming a top 20-spot in the entire mid-central U.S. region. Over 130 teams competed in the regional competition. SBU’s B and C teams finished 65th and 66th respectively.

“We were happy with the results,” said Tim DeClue, CIS department chair and team coach. “It really came down to SBU and the Arkansas Razorbacks at our site. It was a lot of fun to see our SBU students battling it out with a powerhouse like Arkansas. They honored God with their efforts and abilities – that’s all I can ask. I am very proud of our teams.”

SBU’s A team was comprised of Luke Abbott, senior from Camdenton; Jason Jakusz, senior from Theodosia; and Justin Stout, junior from Gardner, Kan. The B team consisted of Brady Kornrumpf, sophomore from Jefferson City; and Nate Schultz, sophomore from Omaha, Neb. The C team involved Jarrett Munton, sophomore from O’Fallon, Ill.; Bobby Sterling, junior from Buffalo; and Jonathan Becker, freshman from Blue Springs. And SBU’s D team was comprised of Steven Harris, sophomore from Bolivar; Addison Woody, sophomore from St. Joseph; and Jacob Parke, freshman from Eureka.