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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Keeps Going Strong

 MAILED:  Oct. 12, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team traveled to Dekalb, Ill., to compete at the Mid-American Forensics League Tournaments held at the Northern Illinois University campus.

Five students attended the tournament and brought a total of 16 events. On Saturday, Oct. 2, the team advanced 11 of their 16 events to the final round, and on Sunday advanced 15 events to the final round.

As a result of the tremendous success of the past two weekends, many of the team's events have qualified for Nationals, said Karen Morris, director of forensics. "Because of this early qualification, the team is taking this weekend off to prepare more events."

On Saturday, the team competed at MAFL #1 hosted by NIU and placed second overall.

Individual results for the tournament are as follows:

Senior Chris Conklin, Green Bay, placed first in extemporaneous and impromptu speaking and fifth in informative speaking.

Junior Betsy Schroeder, Le Center, Minn., placed second in persuasive speaking and fifth in after-dinner speaking.

Senior Dan Mc Neely, Bloomington, Minn., placed second in communication analysis and third in poetry interpretation.

Sophomore Christine Zani, Hurley, placed fifth in communication analysis and sixth in prose interpretation. Zani and senior Andy Bevernitz, Clintonville, placed fifth in duo interpretation. Bevernitz also placed fifth in dramatic interpretation.

On Sunday, the forensics team competed at MAFL #2 hosted by North Central College and again placed second overall.

Individual results for the tournament are as follows:

Conklin placed first in impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, qualifying both events for the American Forensics Association nationals. He also placed second in informative speaking and fifth in prose interpretation.

Schroeder placed first in persuasive speaking, qualifying that event for AFA, and fourth in after-dinner speaking. She also placed sixth in extemporaneous speaking, qualifying that event for the National Forensics Association tournament.

Zani placed first in informative speaking, which qualifies that event for AFA, and fourth in communication analysis. Zani and Bevernitz placed second in duo interpretation, qualifying that event for AFA. Bevernitz placed third in prose interpretation and qualified his dramatic interpretation event for AFA by placing fifth.

Mc Neely placed second in poetry interpretation, fifth in communication analysis and sixth in prose interpretation.

The UW-Eau Claire forensics team will travel to Mankato, Minn, for a swing tournament Oct. 15-16.

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Updated: October 15, 2004