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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team Takes Second at Two Tournaments in Illinois

RELEASED: Feb. 13, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed second overall in the Mid-America Forensics League competitions 5 and 6 held in DeKalb, Ill.

MAFL 6 was a charity tournament, with a 50-cents per point donation made to the Northern Illinois University February 14 Memorial Fund. The UW-Eau Claire forensics team donated $262 to families affected by the shooting that occurred Feb. 14, 2008, on that campus.

MAFL 5 was hosted by Northern Illinois University on Jan. 31. Individual results follow:

Senior Justin Rudnick, Stanley, placed first in program oral interpretation, which qualified him for that event in the American Forensic Association tournament, and placed sixth in poetry interpretation.

Sophomore Sarah Taylor, Merrill, placed first in persuasion, qualifying for that event in the National Forensic Association tournament.

Junior Nick Miller, Hales Corners, placed second in informative speaking and fifth in duo interpretation along with junior Laura Magnusson, Apple Valley, Minn.

Magnusson also placed third in program oral interpretation.

Junior Whitney Zahn, Menomonee Falls, placed third in communication analysis and fourth in informative speaking and after-dinner speaking.

Senior Eric Plantenberg, Monroe, placed fourth in communication analysis and fifth in dramatic interpretation, qualifying for NFA in both events.

Sophomore Meghan Pickard, Eau Claire, placed fourth in informative speaking and sixth in impromptu speaking.

Junior Emily Schreiner, Wausau, placed sixth in extemporaneous speaking.

MAFL 6 was hosted by North Central College on Feb. 1. Individual results follow:

Pickard placed first in informative speaking and third in extemporaneous speaking.

Zahn placed second in persuasion, second in after-dinner speaking and seventh in communication analysis.

Taylor placed second in impromptu speaking; third in program oral interpretation, qualifying for AFA; fourth in persuasion; and sixth in prose, qualifying for NFA.

Magnusson placed second in duo interpretation, along with Miller, and sixth in informative speaking.

Miller also placed fifth in informative speaking, qualifying for AFA.

Rudnick placed fifth in communication analysis, qualifying for NFA.

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