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Seminar 2 was victorious over Seminar 1 in two matches - 25-15 and 25-22 - at the Program on Applied Security Studies’ 15-10 Volleyball Tournament Championship held Tuesday, Nov. 3 here at the Mueller Fitness Center. To see Seminar 2 in action, go to the Marshall Center Official Facebook Page. (Marshall Center photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn /RELEASED)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Nov. 4, 2015) – “That was amazing. It was fun to watch and a hard-fought final,” said Ben Reed, the U.S. deputy director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Reed’s comments came before the award ceremony, crowning Seminar 2 as the champs for the Program on Applied Security Studies’ 15-10 Volleyball Tournament Championship held Tuesday, Nov. 3 here at the Mueller Fitness Center.

Seminar 2 was victorious over Seminar 1 in two matches: 25-15 and 25-22.

“These teams are pretty evenly matched,” said Dr. Robert Brannon, dean of the Marshall Center’s College of International Security Studies, during the first championship match.

Before the championships, Seminar 6 and 8 battled it out for third place. Going three matches, Seminar 6 garnered third place honors, winning the last two matches: 21-25; 25-15 and 25-8.

It's a tradition for Participants in the Program for Applied Security Studies to participate in a volleyball tournament during the seven weeks they are here. Games were held on Tuesday and Thursday.

PASS 15-10 has 103 participants from 46 countries.

Participants hail from: Afghanistan; Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Colombia; Croatia; Czech Republic; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Egypt; Estonia; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Honduras; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Kosovo; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Lithuania; Macedonia; Mali: Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan: Poland; Romania; Saudi Arabia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uganda; Ukraine; and, United States.

PASS 15-10 ends Nov. 13.