Educational company Best Delegate has ranked which college Model UN teams are the best on the circuit, and CMC is on that listranked 7th on the list of World Division Top 25 teams for 2011-12.
"This marks a great finish to the end of a very successful year for our program," said CMC World Model UN President Ajay Sridhar, who graduated from the College last Saturday.
Claremont McKenna's rise shows that with dedicated training and balanced scheduling, a small liberal arts college can rise to national prominence in a circuit populated by much bigger universities, notes Best Delegate.
Sridhar says CMC finished its season as the top ranked liberal arts Model UN program, as well as the top ranked program on the West Coastahead of UC Berkeley (#13), UCLA (#21), and Stanford (#22). "For this, we are very proud," Sridhar says.
The teams in the top 25 are not only the best teams in North America, but almost all of them have demonstrated at major international conferences that they are among the best teams in the world, notes Best Delegate. These teams consistently capture the vast majority of the individual awards, and oftentimes win or contend for delegation awards.
CMC's team in 2012-13 will be led by Daniel Shane '13, and rising junior Kanupriya Rungta, who assumes the role of vice president.