Dr. Jesse Boyles, Parker Fields, Cindy Dosch, Samantha Wiley, Kenny Mathews, Jessica Vico and Abby Wambach
From far left, Fisher professor Dr. Jesse Boyles, Fisher students Parker Fields, Cindy Dosch, Samantha Wiley, Kenny Mathews, Jessica Vico, and World Cup champion Abby Wambach celebrate the team's second-place finish in Deloitte's FanTAXtic case competition.

Fisher School places second in national case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting finished second in Deloitte’s FanTAXtic student tax case study competition Jan. 15-17 at Deloitte University—Deloitte’s national learning and leadership development center near Dallas.

Fisher students Cindy Dosch, Parker Fields, Kenny Mathews, Jessica Vico and Samantha Wiley each earned a $1,000 scholarship, and the team earned a $5,000 institutional award for their impressive performance.

The Fisher School was one of nine U.S. teams to advance to the national finals after winning their regional event in November. Seventy-seven teams representing 54 colleges and universities participated in those regional events across the U.S.

The Fisher team was greeted at the event by World Cup champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former Gator soccer standout Abby Wambach. She recently joined Team Deloitte, which is sponsoring 15 U.S. athletes on their journey to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

St. John Fisher College (N.Y.) won the event, and Brigham Young University placed third.

As a professional school in a major public research university, the Fisher School is committed to scholarly research, teaching, and service to advance knowledge and prepare future leaders for business, professional and academic careers. The Fisher School serves business and accounting professionals and educators through innovative and high-quality teaching and research with a focus on providing the education necessary for successful careers in leadership positions. The Fisher School promotes the understanding and practice of accounting and business through its research, teaching and service.