Criminal Justice students place high in regional competition

Following a week of friendly competition, 10 UCCS Criminal Justice students reached new heights in a regional American Criminal Justice Society tournament.

The students, who are part of the UCCS American Criminal Justice Society club, racked up notable placements in four separate written exams, a physical agility test, a firearms competition and crime scene investigations competition.

In the written exam category, Kristen Sanchez placed with the second-highest score in Corrections. Ben Turecheck placed third in Juvenile Justice.

In the three competitions, Amy Wellington placed third in the physical agility competition among women under 25-years-old. The club also placed second for crime scene investigation with the help of Natalie Hill, Ben Turecheck and Alexa Hulme representing the team.

Due to outdoor conditions UCCS could not finish the firearms competition.

The entire UCCS team was comprised of:

  • Michael Bartels
  • Gabriella DesForges
  • Natalie Hill
  • Alexa Hulmes
  • Dimitri Lopez
  • Robert Morley
  • Valerie Natoli
  • Kristen Sanchez
  • Ben Turecheck
  • Amy Wellington.

Students who placed will receive awards from an American Criminal Justice Association representative on April 26.