David Patterson, Scott Huff, Maggie Hood, Michelle Niakan, David O’Neil took 1st place nationally in the 2013 Deloitte FanTAXtic Case competition, held January 18-20th at Deloitte University in Dallas,TX. They competed against 15 other teams, ultimately defeating defending champion, the College of William and Mary, to take home awards of $10,000 for the University of Texas and $2,000 per student.
The competition begins when the team is given their case approximately 3 weeks prior to the event. Each student puts in about 20 hours researching the case and developing a presentation of their recommendations. The day of the competition, they were given new facts and 90 minutes to integrate those facts into their presentation.
Faculty Advisor Professor Terri Holbrook worked hard coaching the team to victory. “We competed against students from some of the top Tax programs in the country, and the case dealt with extremely complex issues, but our team was prepared for the challenge and worked together to deliver the winning solution. They were a First Class Act!”