In the 2021 Putnam Mathematical Competition, the UCLA team (Ciprian Bonciocat, Runze Yu, and Jacob B. Zhang) were ranked #4 out of 427 institutions.

Individually, Ciprian Bonciocat, Runze Yu, and Jacob B. Zhang received honorable mentions for ranking in the top 100 nationwide. Other high scorers placed in the top 500 were Issac Li, Duc M Hoang, John J. Li, Alvin Liu, Curtis Liu, Sumith R. Nalabolu, Sachin Sahay, Zachary Tu, Eric Wu, Chujun Xu, and Hongyu Zhu. A total of 2957 students participated in this year’s competition, including 47 students from UCLA.

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

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