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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team Splits Up
and Places in Three Tournaments

RELEASED: Oct. 18, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recently split their forensics team to attend three different tournaments. Three students went to Fairfax, Va., and placed fourth in team sweepstakes at the James Madison Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, and third at the George Mason Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 8. The other portion of the team traveled to Minnesota's Concordia College Tournament and placed fifth in team sweepstakes.

In addition to placing well at both of the tournaments, a number of students qualified their events for either American Forensics Association national tournament or the National Forensics Association national tournament.

Following are the individual results from the James Madison Tournament:

Junior Hilary Rasmussen, Eau Claire, placed first in dramatic interpretation, qualifying this event for the AFA, and third in poetry.

Senior Christine Zani, Hurley, took first in persuasive speaking, qualifying the event for AFA, fourth in communication analysis, qualifying the event for AFA, and fifth in prose interpretation, qualifying that event for NFA.

Senior Amy Oldakowski, Sobieski, placed second in communication analysis, qualifying the event for NFA, fourth in impromptu speaking and sixth in after-dinner speaking.

Following are the individual results from the George Mason Tournament:

Rasmussen placed first in poetry, qualifying the event for AFA, first in dramatic interpretation and fourth in prose interpretation.

Zani took first in persuasive speaking, first in prose interpretation and second in communication analysis.

Oldakowski placed second in communication analysis, fourth in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in after-dinner speaking.

Following are the individual results from the Concordia College Tournament:

Freshman Alex Collie, Menomonie, placed first in poetry interpretation.

Sophomore Julie Germain, New Richmond, took third in dramatic interpretation and sixth in informative speaking.

Sophomore Eric Plantenberg, Monroe, placed fifth in dramatic interpretation and six in prose interpretation.

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