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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Places Third in Two Tournaments
MAILED: Feb. 4, 2000|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed third in two Iowa tournaments Jan. 29-30.
Instead of awarding trophies, the University of Northern Iowa chose to donate 50 cents per team sweepstake point to the charity of the team's choice. UW-Eau Claire's forensics team donated $53 to Bolton Refuge House with their third-place finish Jan. 29.
Junior Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, qualified for the National Forensics Association national tournament with his first-place finish in informative speaking. He also placed second in after-dinner speaking and second in duo interpretation with junior Arwen Dale, Eau Claire. Dale took third in rhetorical criticism.
Junior Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, won dramatic interpretation and finished third in persuasive speaking. Senior Cate Dunham, Hartland, took second in extemporaneous speaking and third in impromptu speaking.
Junior Arwen Williams, Eau Claire, placed third in prose interpretation, sixth in persuasive speaking and sixth in rhetorical criticism. Freshman Ben Schneider, Greendale, finished fourth in impromptu speaking.
At the Cornell College tournament Jan. 30, Rasmussen qualified for the American Forensics Association national tournament with his second-place finish in after-dinner speaking. He also placed second in informative speaking and third in duo interpretation with Dale. Dale finished fifth in rhetorical criticism.
Williams and Unseth qualified for the AFA tournament with fourth place in duo interpretation. Williams also took third in rhetorical criticism. Schneider placed fourth in impromptu speaking.
The forensics team will host a high school tournament on campus Feb. 5 and the Grace Walsh Individual Events Tournament for college teams Feb. 11-12.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 4, 2000