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Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl Team Wins National Title in Maryland

March 4, 2019
Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, held March 2-3 at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in Baltimore. This is the team's third national title in the past eight years.

A total of 36 teams took part in the bowl. The Philosoraptors beat the defending national champion Santa Clara University.

The team also defeated two other previous national champions: Clemson University in the semifinals and the University of Alabama-Birmingham in the final round.

This was the ninth time in 11 years Whitworth qualified for nationals. Whitworth was the first Christian college and first small liberal arts college to win the national bowl. 

Team members include Eric Anderson '21, Jacob Dunning '19, Jacob Farrell '19, Maia Ketteridge '21 and Rylee Walter '19. The team is coached by Mike Ingram, Keith Wyma and Rebecca Korf ’15.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Michael Ingram, professor of communication studies, director of forensics, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4428 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or