News

Medical school works as a team for the Dean’s Cup

This month, a group of University of Miami medical students went all out to “break the law,” and they finally succeeded.

On Sunday evening, the med school captured the 2011 Dean’s Cup against the law school. The Dean’s Cup is an intense annual rivalry that dates back to the early 1980s.

With Sunday’s victory, the med school extended its overall record to 17 wins, six more than the law school.

Standing on the IM field, second-year med students Nirav Joshi and Danica Vance, captains for their school, hoisted the giant trophy in victory to the cheers of their teammates and supporters. Both Joshi and Vance were proud of their players and the school.

“It was a huge team effort,” Vance said. “The score was very close the last three days, but we never gave up.”

On the other side of the field, third-year law student John Fischer, the head coordinator for his school, said his teammates gave it their best.

“I’m proud of the effort; we played hard but unfortunately there can be just one winner,” Fischer said.

For these future doctors and lawyers, the Deans’ Cup competition is a lot more than catchy mottos like “break the law” and raw-raw rallies. These contests are taken seriously, and the importance of winning is instilled in law and med students alike from their first day in their respective programs.

“Since the first day in orientation, they talked about the Dean’s Cup and how big the event is for both schools,” said first-year med student Tyler Brown.

The Dean’s Cup competition is spread over about 10 days and consists more than 25 different activities and sports in which teams from each school accumulate points toward the winning final score. Contests included soccer, basketball, volleyball and kickball matches, along with video games, billiards and darts competitions.

Dean of the Law School Patricia White said the competitiveness says something about the students from both schools.

“Maybe that says something about the sort of person who wants to become a doctor or a lawyer,” she said.

Daniela Santamarina may be contacted at dsantamarina@themiamihurricane.com.

February 22, 2011

Reporters

Daniela Santamarina

Contributing News Writer


Around the Web
  • Miami Herald
  • UM News
  • HurricaneSports

Miami Hurricanes fans might recall their favorite college football players in past years dreaming of ...

The new quarterback is usually the ones fans gush over. For the University of Miami, last season it ...

Debate all you want, but University of Miami football coach Mark Richt made it clearer than ever Wed ...

Last year, when University of Miami tailback Mark Walton attended the Atlantic Coast Conference Foot ...

The Miami Hurricanes will have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball this season, and four play ...

Following the summit between Trump and Putin, reaction from politicians, pundits and former intellig ...

A School of Communication associate professor played an important hand—an artistic one!—in World Cup ...

University of Miami law and political science professors weigh in on Trump’s SCOTUS nominee. ...

Research bioclimatologists with the UM Synoptic Climatology Lab counsel cities on how to manage risi ...

A UM-led study is examining how children’s play behavior at beaches could impact their health. ...

Miami junior wide receiver Ahmmon Richards was among those named to the watch list for the 2018 Bile ...

University of Miami junior running back Travis Homer was named a preseason candidate for the Doak Wa ...

Six former Canes competed on NBA Summer League teams, with three averaging at least 10 points per ga ...

Quick Hits gives University of Miami volleyball fans an opportunity to get to know the new student-a ...

The University of Miami's volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (A ...

TMH Twitter
About TMH

The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published weekly in print on Tuesdays during the regular academic year.