*Repost from Professor Sound*


The Putnam results arrived last week, and Stanford had a very good year! The team consisting of Ravi Fernando, Lyuboslav Panchev, and Jeong Soo Sim finished twelfth -- a very commendable result. The top five teams were (1) Harvard, (2) MIT (3) UCLA (4) Stony Brook, and (5) Carnegie-Mellon.

The top individual performer from Stanford was Arjun Puranik, who ranked 18th placing him in the ``N2" category (top 25).

Here are some other highlights from the results this year:

--- Two students received Honorable Mention. They are Ravi Fernando and Sam Keller.
The cutoff for an HM was 43 points and a rank of 84. Distribution of top 80 students: MIT 32(!), Princeton 9, Stanford 3, Carnegie-Mellon 2, Harvard 5, Yale 2, Caltech 1, Michigan 3, UCLA 3, Harvey Mudd 2.
--- A further 7 students featured in the top 189. They are:
Vishal Arul
Bryan Hoch
Tony Jin
Zhi Kin Loke
Lyuboslav Panchev
Marc Rasi
Moor Xu.
--- Another 10 students finished in the "Honor Roll" of the list of top five hundred students sent out with the Putnam results:

Michael Celentano
Herman Chau
Cynthia Day
Zhuodong He
Hieu Pham
Jeong Soo Sim
Bryce Taylor
Bryan Wai
Lynnelle Ye
Zhivko Zhechev

In all we had 20 students in the "Honor Roll". %%Need to update## MIT topped this with 85 students; Harvard 29; Princeton 29; Carnegie-Mellon 30; Caltech 15; Michigan 9; UCLA 9.

--- The cutoff for the honor roll this year was 23 points. Narrowly missing out were Ian Ball, Jack Chen, Dao Phuc Quang, Peng Hui How, Sceth Ramlagan, Chuanqi Shen, Yushi Wang, Matthew Staib, Renjie You, and Raymond Wu. They all got essentially two questions right.

--- Getting essentially one question correct: Narek Tovmasyan, Yeskendir Kassenov,Sam Beder, Daniel Niv, Albert Chen and Lucas Garron.

--- Fun Putnam stats: About 5000 students, 572 schools. Median score 0.
Top score 100. The top 5 scored between 78-100 points (out of 120).
Problems A4 A5, A6 and B5 had interesting point distributions -- fewer than 10 people got credit for these problems.

Congratulations to all our participants on yet another commendable performance!