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UWF computer science students win first place in division at regional programming contest

Three University of West Florida computer science students recently took first place in their division at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Southeast USA Regional Intercollegiate Programming Contest at the UWF School of Science and Engineering.

The “UWF Angry Pointers,” comprised of Breanna Garrett, Chris Terry and Joel Willoughby, placed first out of 59 teams competing in Division 1. During the contest, teams of three contestants worked on one computer to answer 10 problems over a five-hour period. UWF served as a host site for 14 teams. Other host sites included the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Florida Institute of Technology.

The regional contest includes schools from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina. Overall, the UWF Angry Pointers ranked 31 out of 105 teams across the region. The other three teams competing from UWF tied for a ranking of 36.

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