Results from the 2014 Putnam competition

It was another strong year for Carolina Mathematics at the Putnam competition. Fifteen students from Carolina entered the competition, with scores led by sophomore David Spencer, who scored 47 (out of a maximum of 120 points), ranking him 99th out of 4,320 contestants. Other top scores from Carolina students include Michael Greenberg (41, ranked 130th), Marshall Lochbaum (28, ranked 466.5th), Annie Katsevich (22, ranked 623.5th) and Dayton Ellwanger (21, ranked 716th). Six other students from Carolina scored points (which in itself is always an accomplishment in this difficult competition, with more than a third of all entrants scoring 0).

The official campus team of Michael, Marshall and Annie—selected based on performances at the earlier Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest—placed 17th out of 431 teams.

A special thank you to Prof. Justin Sawon for mentoring the team, and congratulations to all involved!