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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Forensics Team
Places 16th in Nation
MAILED: April 18, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE —The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed 16th out of 101 schools at the American Forensics Association national tournament held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, April 6-9.
         Karen Piercy, director of forensics, said it was one of the most competitive national tournaments she had ever seen. "I am very proud of our team for placing 16th in the nation out of the 101 schools attending."
         Junior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., finished sixth in the nation in communication analysis.
         Senior Arwen Williams, Eau Claire, advanced to the semifinals round of informative speaking.
         The following students reached quarterfinal rounds: seniors Arwen Dale, Eau Claire, informative speaking; and Catherine Dunham, Hartland, impromptu speaking and communication analysis.
         The forensics team will next compete at the National Forensics Association national tournament at Western Kentucky University.


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Updated: April 18, 2001