Congratulations to our Putnam team (Nickolas VanMeter, Tyler Barker, Rodrigo Farnham), and thanks to Jacek Cygan, the Putnam coach, and to Suat Namli, who assisted Professor Cygan and has left LSU after completing his Ph.D.
This year the LSU team finished 56th. There were 413 colleges and universities from the USA and Canada that entered teams. A total of 3753 students from 516 colleges and universities participated in the competition. LSU student Nick VanMeter scored 30 points and ranked 221. The median score was 0 out of a possible 120. Yes, that is correct, 0/120 was the median.