In the 2019 Putnam Mathematical Competition, the UCLA team (Ciprian Bonciocat, Jacob Zhang, Kaiqi Zhu) was ranked #4 out of 570 institutions.

Individually, Jacob Zhang received a prize for ranking 23 nationwide, and four others, Kaiqi Zhu (rank 34.5), Ciprian Bonciocat (rank 56.5), Runze Yu (rank 90.5), and Baiqing Zhu (rank 101), received honorable mentions. Other high scorers from UCLA (in the top 500 nationwide) were Bryan Hu, Arihant Jain, Chenfei Li, Isaac Li, Justin Li, Yuhan Liu, Tang Mohan, Alexandru Pascadi, Tachin Ruangkriengsin, Glenn Sun, Yan Tao, Ken Willyard, Alexander Wong, and Hongyu Zhu. A total of 36 UCLA students participated in the competition.

The Basil Gordon Prize, for the top scorer among UCLA students, will be awarded to Jacob Zhang.

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