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Animal Welfare Judging Team wins champion title

December 4, 2013

This past weekend the CSU Animal Welfare Judging Team traveled to the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, for the annual International Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Competition, and was very successful.

The species at the competition this year included dairy cattle as the live team assessment, and mink, donkeys, and turkeys for the individual assessments.

Undergraduate division winners

In the undergraduate division, Austin Major placed second overall and Kelly Arthur placed third overall in the individual competition, out of a total of 38 undergraduate students. The CSU Gold Team won the team assessment, and placed first overall, and the CSU Green Team placed third overall out of eight total teams. The Gold Team members included Kelly Arthur, Leigh Cooper, Meaghan Monahan, Nicole Cummings, and Marianne Ostertag. The Green Team members included Michelle Crites, Aneliese Gibson, Emily Geeslin, Jade Banks, and Auria Tellechea. Austin Major competed as an individual.

Graduate division winners

In the graduate division, Marcy Franks placed third overall, Kaycee Vollmar placed fourth overall, and Brittany Davis placed fifth overall in the individual competition, out of a total of 17 graduate students. The CSU Grad Team placed second overall out of four teams total. The Grad Team members included Crystal Warner, Kaycee Vollmar, Marcy Franks, and Brittany Davis.

The team brought home plaques for all of their awards, as well as the undergraduate division traveling trophy, which will be displayed on campus for the next year. All three teams were coached by Chelsey Shivley.

Contact: Chelsey Shivley
Phone: (269) 719-7365