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UW-Eau Claire Speech Team Earns Top Honors at Boston Tournaments
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MAILED: Feb. 21, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- Three members of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Speech Team placed third overall in a pair of tournaments held at Northeastern and Suffolk Universities in Boston on Feb. 15 and 16.

The three students won a total of 18 awards, with nine event championships.

Junior Roshelle Amundson, Eagle River, led the Blugolds in winning the individual sweepstakes award for the combined tournaments and winning championships in Prose, Dramatic Interpretation, After Dinner Speaking and Duo Interpretation with teammate sophomore Libby Haight.

Haight, Anoka, Minn., won the second round of Prose Interpretation, also taking awards in Rhetorical Criticism and Persuasion, and placing second in overall individual sweepstakes.

Junior Mike Paulus, Eau Claire, won the championship in Poetry Interpretation.

Eighteen schools from Maine to Florida participated in the competition, including Harvard, Seton Hall and Cornell Universities. UW-Eau Claire was the only school attending from the Midwest.

At the end of February, the team will travel to the state finals at UW-River Falls to defend its state championship for the fifth straight year.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: April 24, 1997