HU students shine on national Putnam exam

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2014-04-10
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Two Huntington University math students shined in the nationally accredited William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, scoring high on the difficult exam.

The Putnam competition is a national math contest for college students. It is renowned for its difficulty. Half of the students who sit for the exam receive a score of zero. A total of 4,113 students from 557 colleges and universities participated.

Luke Batdorff, a senior math major from Bluffton, Ind., scored a 20 which tied him for 597th out of 4,113 students. Joe Brenneman, a senior math education major from St. Marys, Ohio, scored a two and tied for 1880th.

The Mathematical Association of America administers the exam annually on the first Saturday of December.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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