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Source: Virginia Naibo, 785-532-0554,

Friday, March 11, 2011


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University mathematics students came up with multiple victories at the recent 2011 Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition.

K-State teams won first and second place in the competition, while two K-State students placed second and third individually at the event.

The competition was part of the Kansas section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, March 4 and 5, at Baker University in Baldwin City.

Along with K-State, teams taking part in the competition included the University of Kansas, Emporia State University, Baker University, Fort Hays State University, Pittsburg State University and McPherson College.

Members of the K-State team placing first in the competition were Brian Moore, senior in mathematics and electrical engineering, Hutchinson; Brian Tierney, senior in mathematics and electrical engineering, Leavenworth; and Dakota Bixler, junior in mathematics and electrical engineering, Paola.

Members of the K-State team placing second in the competition, all from China, were Hui Cao, senior in mathematics; Na Long, sophomore in mathematics; and Yuan Yan, sophomore in mathematics.

In individual results, Cao finished second and Tierney was third.

Team coach for the K-State teams was Virginia Naibo, assistant professor of mathematics.