BELLEVUE, WASH.- A team of Bellevue Community College math students – dubbed the “Mathletes” – has placed seventh in the nation and second in the Northwest region in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ 2006 Student Math League competition.
It was the ninth time in the past 10 years that BCC’s math teams have placed in the top ten nationally and first or second regionally in this competition. The Northwest region includes Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
About 300 BCC students took part in the two-round contest, competing with more than 10,000 students from 180 colleges nationally.
In individual results, Steven Kreiger (of Bellevue) placed fourth in the region and 26th in the nation. Hyung-Soo Zhang (Bellevue) placed fifth in the region and 33rd in the nation. Douglas Sherbon (Issaquah), Paramjit Sandhu (Renton) and Dong Won Kang (Bellevue) placed ninth, tenth and eleventh in the region, respectively.
Serving more than 35,000 students per year, Bellevue Community College is the third largest institution of higher learning in Washington state. BCC offers associate degrees, certificates and continuing education programs in the traditional arts, humanities and sciences, as well as information technology, telecommunications, business, health sciences, social sciences, educational development and numerous other professional and technical fields.