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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team Takes Second
Overall in MAFL

RELEASED: March 11, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team recently competed at the final Mid-American Forensics League tournament of the season held on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The tournament was hosted by the MAFL, so UW-Eau Claire students were eligible to compete.

The UW-Eau Claire students qualified five additional events for the American Forensics Association national tournament and placed second overall with 102 points. Bradley University placed first with 141 points and the University of Wisconsin-Madison placed third with 64 points.

Following are the individual results for the tournament:

Senior Kelly Bender, New London, took first place in informative speaking, qualifying that event for AFA. Bender and senior Dan Mc Neely, Bloomington, Minn., placed fourth in dramatic duo. Mc Neely also placed second in informative speaking, qualifying that event for AFA, and third in prose interpretation.

Junior Betsy Schroeder, Le Center, Minn., placed first in program oral interpretation, qualifying that event for AFA. Schroeder placed second in communication analysis and third in extemporaneous speaking.

Senior Rachel Mayasich, St. Cloud, Minn., took third in dramatic interpretation.

Sophomore Amy Oldakowski, Sobieski, placed third in after-dinner speaking, qualifying that event for AFA, and fourth in extemporaneous speaking.

Junior Abby Czesklaba, Middleton, placed fourth in poetry, qualifying that event for AFA, and sixth in prose interpretation.

Freshman Hilary Rasmussen, Eau Claire, placed fifth in prose interpretation.

The UW-Eau Claire forensics team travels next to South Dakota State University for the District IV Tournament, the last tournament before the national tournaments.

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