The Mays team made history at the Wall Street Journal Quiz Competition with its first trip to the final competition round for the top three teams.

(L to R) Andrew Haraway '14, Ali Abdulla '12, Grace Davis '12 and advisor Risa Meyer
(L to R) Andrew Haraway ’14, Ali Abdulla ’12, Grace Davis ’12 and advisor Risa Meyer

In the school’s fourth trip to the competition, team members Ali Abdulla (senior BHNR/FINC), Grace Davis (senior ACCT-PPA) and Andrew Haraway (sophomore BHNR/FINC) placed third behind Ohio State (1st) and Michigan (2nd), but were far ahead of the other 15 teams. Carnegie Mellon, Emory, SMU, North Carolina, Notre Dame, among others. The Mays team beat Michigan State twice, preventing them from making the finals for the first time in their six years at the competition.

Besides placing third in the overall competition, the team also tied for third with Michigan State on the team written competition, and Ali Abdulla placed 2nd out of the 54 students in the individual written competition.

“The students were wonderful representatives of Mays and Texas A&M,” says Risa Meyer, academic advisor for the Business Honors program. “And the director told me Texas A&M will always be one of the top schools they invite because of our enthusiasm and great competition we bring to the program each year.”

The competition was Nov. 11-13 at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business and Nationwide’s corporate headquarters. Krishnan Anantharaman, managing editor of the WSJ Classroom Edition, moderated the final round.