About the Post

Author Information

WKU forensics team wins at tournaments in Oklahoma

Members of the WKU forensics team traveled to Norman, Okla., to compete in two tournaments at the University of Oklahoma the weekend of Feb. 15-16.

WKU was crowned the team sweepstakes champion at both tournaments and received the overall sweepstakes award for the two tournaments combined. Along the way, the team collected 21 first-place awards. Several members of the team were recognized for their individual success across each tournament, taking the top three placements in individual sweepstakes at both over the weekend. Senior Lindsey White also took the overall individual sweepstakes championship for both tournaments combined. Other competing schools included the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Oklahoma and West Texas A&M University.

Next weekend, the team will travel to Peoria, Ill., and Florence. In Florence the team will compete in the Kentucky Forensic Association state tournament, at which WKU hopes to win its 24th consecutive championship.

Results from the University of Oklahoma and West Texas A&M University “22nd Annual Sweetheart Swing” are as follows:

  • Lindsey White, a senior from St. Paul, Minn., tournament champion in programmed oral interpretation, tournament champion in after-dinner speaking, tournament champion in informative speaking, tournament champion in prose interpretation, tournament champion in individual sweepstakes and fourth in poetry interpretation at the Oklahoma portion; tournament champion in after-dinner speaking and third in programmed oral interpretation at the West Texas portion.
  • Paige Settles, a sophomore from Floyds Knobs, Ind., tournament champion in persuasive speaking, tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking, second in informative speaking, second in individual sweepstakes and fourth in impromptu speaking at the Oklahoma portion; tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking, second in individual sweepstakes, third in impromptu speaking and fourth in persuasive speaking at the West Texas portion.
  • Nick Gilyard, a senior from Miami Gardens, Fla., tournament champion in poetry interpretation, tournament champion in persuasive speaking and third in individual sweepstakes at the West Texas portion; tournament champion in poetry interpretation, second in after-dinner speaking and third in persuasive speaking at the Oklahoma portion.
  • Gabriella Devia-Allen, a senior from Davie, Fla., tournament champion in dramatic interpretation, tournament champion in impromptu speaking, tournament champion in individual sweepstakes, second in programmed oral interpretation and fourth in duo interpretation (with Kristina Medero) at the West Texas portion; tournament champion in dramatic interpretation, second in duo interpretation (with Kristina Medero) and third in programmed oral interpretation at the Oklahoma portion.
  • Ian Dowty, a junior from Valley Center, Kan., tournament champion in communication analysis and tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Marshall Covert) at the West Texas portion; third in informative speaking and fourth in communication analysis at the Oklahoma portion.
  • Janniqua Dawkins, a junior from Hollywood, Fla., tournament champion in communication analysis, third in poetry interpretation and fourth in dramatic interpretation at the Oklahoma portion; second in poetry interpretation and fifth in persuasive speaking at the West Texas portion.
  • Marshall Covert, a senior from St. Paul, Minn., tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Ian Dowty), third in after-dinner speaking and fifth in prose interpretation at the West Texas portion; tournament champion in impromptu speaking at the Oklahoma portion.
  • Ashton Garber, a sophomore from Osprey, Fla., tournament champion in informative speaking and third in duo interpretation (with Richard Heyne) at the West Texas portion.
  • Brent O’Connor, a freshman from Plantation, Fla., tournament champion in prose interpretation and fourth in after-dinner speaking at the West Texas portion; fourth in after-dinner speaking and fifth in prose interpretation at the Oklahoma portion.
  • Kristina Medero, a junior from Davie, Fla., second in poetry interpretation, second in duo interpretation (with Gabriella Devia-Allen), third in impromptu speaking, third in individual sweepstakes and fourth in persuasive speaking at the Oklahoma portion; fourth in duo interpretation (with Gabriella Devia-Allen) at the West Texas portion.
  • Richard Heyne, a senior from Sunrise, Fla., second in after-dinner speaking, third in poetry interpretation and third in duo interpretation (with Ashton Garber) at the West Texas portion; fourth in informative speaking, fifth in poetry interpretation and fifth in after-dinner speaking at the Oklahoma portion.
  • John Reynolds, a junior from Harlingen, Texas, second in prose interpretation, third in after-dinner speaking and sixth in informative speaking at the Oklahoma portion; second in informative speaking at the West Texas portion.
  • Emma Wilczynski, a senior from Florence, second in persuasive speaking at the West Texas portion; fourth in prose interpretation at the Oklahoma portion.
  • Ray Roberts, a junior from Houston, Texas, third in dramatic interpretation and fourth in informative speaking at the West Texas portion; fourth in dramatic interpretation and fifth in informative speaking at the Oklahoma portion.

More: Check out the WKU Forensics Facebook page.

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

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 65,002 other followers

%d bloggers like this: