Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 22, 2005) - John Brown University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won their regional competition against six other teams in Memphis, Tenn. on Friday, April 15. This is the third time in three years that JBU has advanced to nationals. Last year, the JBU SIFE team tied for fifth in the nation. The JBU team advanced to the finals in two of the four competition categories: Free Market Economics and Business Ethics. Twenty-one people from JBU attended the competition, along with the six-person presenting team. Students in this team include: sophomore Seth Malley, junior Melissa Kasel, and seniors James Barnes, Marilyn Perez, and Hernan Reyes. The team will travel to Kansas City for the national competition, May 23-24. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 40 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.