MIC Results

June 2015 Results

Best of Show

Solak Outstretched for the Catch

by Michelle Hutchins (University of Louisville)

Best of show with 584 points.

Right fielder Nick Solak leaps reaching for a fly ball at the right field wall.

Sports Action

Invert

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

First place with 458 points.

Brayden Bringhurst competes in the pole vault at the NCAA West Regional Track Meet.

Collision

by Justin Hayworth (Grinnell College)

Second place with 445 points.

Second baseman Yuki Kawahara makes a catch as first baseman Walker Bell runs into him while trying to make the catch.

The Catch

by Joseph Howell (Vanderbilt University)

Third place with 429 points.

Bryan Reynolds came up big with a run-saving catch during the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament.

Focus

by Jamie Gilliam (Lipscomb)

Fourth place with 426 points.

Centerfielder Brittany Elmore en route to a diving catch on a sinking line drive

Vert

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

Fifth place with 416 points.

Zachary Blackham competes in the high jump at the NCAA West Regionals Track Meet.

Sports Features & Illustrations

Oars at Sunrise

by Scott Eklund (University of Washington)

First place with 568 points.

The University of Washington men's rowing team gets up at sunrise to start their day on Lake Washington in Seattle.

Flying Kick

by Mark A. Philbrick (Brigham Young University)

Second place with 458 points.

Women Soccer poster action

Conditioning

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

Third place with 410 points.

The offensive unit celebrates as the final player completes his box drop drill during spring conditioning.

Row Back to the Boathouse

by Scott Eklund (University of Washington)

Fourth place with 390 points.

College crews row back to the boathouse following the Windermere Cup in Seattle.

Arching During BP

by Michelle Hutchins (University of Louisville)

Fifth place with 381 points.

Arching her body during follow through, Tiarra Sanabria swings during batting practice before NCAA play at Mizzou's Devine Indoor Practice Facility.

People & Portraits

Chicago Bound

by Michael Randolph (Saginaw Valley State University)

First place with 435 points.

Growing up in a rural town of 3,000 people, Jade Sobczak couldn't see herself living in a big city. Her college experience at SVSU prepared her in more ways than she had hoped.

2015 National Champions

by Scott Eklund (University of Washington)

First place with 435 points.

The 2015 University of Washington men's National Championship rowing team portait on Lake Washington in Seattle.

Ron Handy

by David Campbell (Alabama State University)

Second place with 423 points.

Portrait of musician Ron Handy.

Dick Llyod

by Nick Romanenko (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

Third place with 416 points.

Richard R. "Dick" Lloyd GSE'68, former head basketball coach and retired Asst. VP for Alumni Relations, is also retiring as lead color commentator for men's Scarlet Knights radio broadcasts

Flame Dancer

by Barbara Johnston (University of Notre Dame)

Fourth place with 410 points.

Senior Mark O'Dea demonstrates his fire dancing skills on the shore of St. Mary's Lake.

Portrait of Rev. Graetz

by David Campbell (Alabama State University)

Fourth place with 410 points.

Portrait of Rev. Robert Graetz.

Baby Friendly

by Mindy Miller (University of Florida)

Fifth place with 406 points.

UF Health recently became the first academic health center in Florida to receive a Baby Friendly designation after making a system wide cultural change to how staff members support new mothers and babies in the first hours of life. Andrea Duque and her son Jeronimo benefited from UF Health Shands Hospital's new approach to helping moms and babies get the best start.

Campus Environment

Reflection

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

First place with 474 points.

The rain cleared too quickly for my hoped-for rainbow photo so a reflection pic was my Plan B.

Statue in Spring

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

Second place with 381 points.

The Mary statue atop the Golden Dome framed with flowering trees.

Sunset

by Keith Walters (SUNY Geneseo)

Third place with 377 points.

Sun casts it's final rays of the day across campus.

Yan garden

by Michael Randolph (Saginaw Valley State University)

Fourth place with 368 points.

The tranquility of Yan gardens creates a quiet resting place on campus.

Spring Tulips

by Jonathan Cohen (Binghamton University)

Fifth place with 358 points.

Tulips grow in the Memorial Courtyard after a harsh winter.

News and College Life

Tunnel Towards your Future

by Eric Bronson (University of Michigan)

First place with 471 points.

Students gather at the opening of the tunnel prior to commencement

Bubbles

by Tim Schoon (University of Iowa)

Second place with 448 points.

Graduates from the University of Iowa College of Education blow bubbles given to them by a favorite professor following their commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15, 2015.

Electricity Free

by Phyllis Graber Jensen (Bates College)

Third place with 403 points.

Jessie Bercaw ’15 of Berthoud, Colo., experiments with a no-electricity kick wheel during a Short Term course on the pottery glazing technique called soda firing.

Graduation Scene

by David Campbell (Alabama State University)

Fourth place with 394 points.

Rev. Robert Graetz looks out between the platform guest as his wife Jeanne prepares to receive her degree during commencement.

Chemistry Exam

by Barbara Johnston (University of Notre Dame)

Fifth place with 390 points.

Approximately 330 students take their last chemistry exam in the Stepan Center.

Kiss

by Tim Schoon (University of Iowa)

Fifth place with 390 points.

They did it! A couple kisses for the cameras following morning commencement excercises at the University of Iowa on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

General Features & Illustrations

Betrayal

by Glenn Carpenter (Moraine Valley Community College)

First place with 410 points.

Created for the play Betrayal, in which a wife is having an affair with her husband's best friend.

Tassels

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

Second place with 400 points.

A universal "Commencement" image.

Oklahoma's top industries facing stormy times

by Todd Johnson (Oklahoma State University)

Third place with 384 points.

The top industries in Oklahoma Oil and Agriculture are both struggling with a decline in Oil prices and the prolonged drought being broken by record rainfall which has caused loss many of acres of Wheat.

Farms

by Robert Hubner (Washington State University)

Third place with 384 points.

The lights of individual farms show in this night shot.

tassel turn

by L. Brian Stauffer (University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)

Fourth place with 381 points.

close-up of student's tassel from commencement for social media post.

Human Kaleidoscope

by Melissa Hartley (University of Idaho)

Fourth place with 381 points.

Art student's experiential installation using multiple projectors and cameras

Coach

by Glenn Carpenter (Moraine Valley Community College)

Fifth place with 371 points.

A writer coaches a student before the video shoot begins.

Science & Research

Geared Up

by Mark A. Philbrick (Brigham Young University)

First place with 448 points.

Mechanical Engineering lab for promotional piece for Women Engineers

Circadian Rythms

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Second place with 442 points.

This research professor is studying the relationship between cancer and a person's Circadian Rhythms. Change their rhythm, prevent cancer. She met me at her lab at night to do this photo. It's a 4 second exposure with me walking through the photo with a string of battery operated Christmas lights in one hand and blue and purple electro-illuminescent wire in the other. She took one look at the photo and said that's exactly what a graph of CR looks like.

Test Tubular

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Third place with 439 points.

This was easier than I thought it was going to be. I stretched a piece of clear tape between two sandbagged light stands, and then carefully stuck the test tubes to the tape. Because of the bright white background, the tape was barely visible and required very little post processing to hide the rest.

Disinfecting

by Chris Stacey (Macquarie University)

Fourth place with 435 points.

Ms Dayane De Melo Costa, Scholarship holder, International, Brazil, Sterilisation of orthopedic instruments

Cold digger

by Todd Paris (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Fifth place with 423 points.

Research technician Carl Olson uses a modified ice auger to collect a permafrost core sample from a site of a previous forest fire to bring back to the lab for analysis.

Personal Vision

Blue Angels

by Isabel Chenoweth (Southern Connecticut State University)

First place with 419 points.

Now that my oldest kid is at Annapolis, I visit him and can't help but take a busman's holiday. Here the Blue Angels were rehearsing a few days before the Naval Academy graduation.

Fawn in the Ferns

by Cynthia Staley (Fairmont State University)

Second place with 403 points.

This fawn emerged from the ferns as it was trying to catch up with its twin and their mother.

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