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Forensics team members compete in tournaments in Illinois, Missouri

WKU forensics team members traveled to DeKalb, Ill., and Saint Louis, Mo., to take part in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 26-27.

WKU’s team of nine placed second in team sweepstakes at both of the two tournaments hosted on the campus of Northern Illinois University. Other competing schools included the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, Bradley University, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University and University of Northern Iowa.

Next weekend the team will split to travel in two directions. Some team members will travel to Eastern Michigan University, while others will attend two tournaments at Murray State University.

Results from the Mid-American Forensic League/Northern Illinois University Swing tournaments are as follows:

  • Marshall Covert, a junior from St. Paul, Minn., tournament champion in impromptu speaking, second in communication analysis and fifth in after-dinner speaking at the MAFL tournament; third in poetry interpretation, fourth in impromptu speaking, fourth in prose interpretation and sixth in after-dinner speaking at the NIU tournament.
  • Kristina Medero, a sophomore from Davie, Fla., tournament champion in persuasive speaking and third in impromptu speaking at the MAFL tournament; tournament champion in impromptu speaking, third in persuasive speaking and fourth in communication analysis at the NIU tournament.
  • John Corum, a sophomore from Auburn, tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking and sixth in impromptu speaking at the NIU tournament; fifth in extemporaneous speaking at the MAFL tournament.
  • Laura Myers, a senior from Goodlettsville, Tenn., second in persuasive speaking, second in communication analysis and third in after-dinner speaking at the NIU tournament; third in communication analysis at the MAFL tournament.
  • Meg Cox, a freshman from The Woodlands, Texas, second in informative speaking at the MAFL tournament; second in informative speaking at the NIU tournament.
  • Brittany Broder, a freshman from St. Charles, Mo., third in informative speaking and fifth in impromptu speaking at the NIU tournament; fourth in informative speaking at the MAFL tournament.
  • Jasmine Jones, a freshman from Elizabethtown, third in duo interpretation (with Ian Dowty) at the NIU tournament; fourth in duo interpretation (with Ian Dowty) at the MAFL tournament.
  • Ian Dowty, a sophomore from Valley Center, Kan., third in duo interpretation (with Jasmine Jones) at the NIU tournament; fourth in duo interpretation (with Jasmine Jones) at the MAFL tournament.

Results from the Webster University “Gorlok Gala” are as follows:

  • Susan Taylor, a senior from Kansas City, Mo., fourth debate speaker, fifth in impromptu speaking and octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Rebekah Hall, a freshman from Des Moines, Iowa, fourth in impromptu speaking.
  • Tyler Prochazka, a sophomore from Newton, Kan., fourth in extemporaneous speaking.
  • Alexis Elliott, a junior from Kansas City, Mo., quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate and sixth debate speaker.
  • Spencer Orlowski, a junior from Davie, Fla., quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate and fifth debate speaker.
  • Emma Collins, a sophomore from Chicago, Ill., sixth in impromptu speaking, sixth in extemporaneous speaking, octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate and 15th debate speaker.

More: Check out the WKU Forensic Facebook page.

Contact: Jace Lux, (270) 745-6340.

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