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UW-Eau Claire Forensics
Takes Ninth at NFA Nationals
MAILED: April 30, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed ninth out of 91 schools at the National Forensics Association National Tournament April 18-22 in Rome, Ga.
Despite losing six members from last year's fourth-ranked squad, exceptionally high scores in the preliminaries allowed the team to crack the top 10 and take home a trophy.
UW-Eau Claire came away with nine quarterfinalists, five semifinalists and one finalist.
Senior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., and junior Adam Coolidge, Eau Claire led the team by taking fourth in the nation in duo interpretation.
Boras also placed 19th in the country in the individual sweepstakes competition and reached the semifinals in rhetorical criticism.
Another duo interpretation team, seniors Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, and Brian Haapala, Grayslake, Ill., reached the semifinals.
Rasmussen also advanced to the quarterfinals in informative speaking and after-dinner speaking.
Senior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., reached the semifinals in two events, persuasive speaking and after-dinner speaking.
Junior Ben Schneider, Greendale, made it to the quarterfinals in extemporaneous speaking and persuasive speaking. He also placed 25th in another duo interpretation combination with Boras.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 30, 2002