In the 2018 Putnam Mathematical Competition, the UCLA team (Ciprian-Mircea Bonciocat, Xiaoyu Huang, Konstantin Miagkov) was ranked #3 out of 568 institutions. This is the best result in UCLA’s history, matching the performances in 1968 and 2012.
Individually, two students (Xiaoyu Huang and Kaiqi Zhu) received a prize for ranking in the top 27 nationwide, and two others (Osman Akar and Konstantin Miagkov) received honorable mentions for ranking in the top 100. Other high scorers from UCLA (in the top 500 nationwide) were Ciprian-Mircea Bonciocat, Justin Li, Minghao Pan, Alexandru Pascadi, Bryan Hu Jacob Zhang, Ken Willyard, and Yan Tao. A total of 42 UCLA students participated in the competition.
The Basil Gordon Prize, for the top scorer among UCLA students, will be awarded to Xiaoyu Huang.
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