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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Makes Impression in Virginia

MAILED: Feb. 28, 2003

         EAU CLAIRE  Five varsity members of The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team recently traveled to Fairfax, Va., to compete in the James Madison University/George Mason University swing tournament.
         The team got a chance to see what forensics is doing on the east coast as well as make a name for themselves with many schools that may not have heard of UW-Eau Claire, said Karen Morris, director of forensics.
         Saturday, Feb. 22, the team competed in the James Madison Tournament where they took first place overall.
         Individual results for the tournament are as follows:
Senior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., placed first in poetry interpretation; second in dramatic interpretation; third in duo interpretation with sophomore Kelly Bender, New London, qualifying them for the American Forensic Association; fourth in program oral interpretation; and sixth in the individual sweepstakes.
         Bender also took second in both informative speaking and rhetorical criticism, qualifying her for the AFA.
         Senior Ben Schneider, Greendale, placed first in persuasive speaking; fourth in duo interpretation with sophomore Andy Bevernitz, Clintonville, qualifying them for the AFA; and fifth in impromptu speaking. Schneider also tied with Bender for seventh place in the individual sweepstakes.
         Sunday, Feb. 23, the team competed in the second round of the swing tournament at George Mason University where they first tied for second place with Cal State University-Long Beach, and eventually placed third.
         Individual results for the tournament are as follows:
         Boras placed second in dramatic interpretation, fourth in program oral interpretation and fifth in prose interpretation.
         Schneider took second in both impromptu speaking and rhetorical criticism.
         Sophomore Amanda Dolan, Greenfield, placed second in informative speaking, qualifying her for the AFA.
         Bender placed fourth in rhetorical criticism.
         Coming up, the team travels to Omaha, Nebraska, to compete in the Mid-American Forensics League Tournament.
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Updated: February 28, 2003