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Forensics team ranks high in Illinois tournament

RELEASED: April 26, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed sixth in team sweepstakes at the 2011 National Forensic Association National Championships April 15-18 at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. The last time the team placed this high at the tournament was in 2005 and 2006, according Karen Morris, UW-Eau Claire forensics team director.

"This trophy was truly a team effort," she said.

The team competed against 88 other schools. During the tournament junior Patrick Martin, Burnsville, Minn., took 10th place in Pentathlon, an event reserved for students who have qualified in at least five events for the NFA tournament. Only the top 15 participants received awards.

The following students were quarterfinalists (top 24 in their respective events):

  • Junior James Kust, Eau Claire, in persuasion.
  • Junior Natalie Hunter, Vadnais Heights, Minn., in informative speaking.
  • Martin in informative speaking.
  • Senior Sarah Taylor, Merrill, in prose interpretation and persuasion.
  • Senior Whitney Zahn, Menomonee Falls, in impromptu speaking.

Senior Alicia Gerber, Ringle, was a semifinalist (top 12 in the nation) in after-dinner speaking.

The following students were finalists:

  • Martin placed second in the nation in persuasion and third in rhetorical criticism.
  • Senior Meghan Pickard, Eau Claire, placed sixth in the nation in extemporaneous speaking.

For more information, email Karen Morris at morriskr@uwec.edu.-30-

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