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WKU forensics team members compete in Illinois, Indiana

WKU forensics team members traveled to Normal, Ill., and Indianapolis, Ind., to compete in two tournaments the weekend of March 1-2.

WKU co-hosted a debate tournament with Illinois State University on the ISU campus. There, senior Spencer Orlowski won the final round on a 3-0 decision vs. Zoe Staum from Lafayette College. No sweepstakes awards were given; however, three of the four other top five NFA Sweepstakes award winners from the 2013 National Forensic Association national tournament were in attendance. Those schools were Truman State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lafayette College. Hillsdale College, Illinois State University and Purdue University were also in attendance.

The team also sent senior Tyler Rife to Indianapolis University-Purdue University to qualify the last of the team’s events for the April national tournaments. Rife was awarded tournament championship in dramatic interpretation at both portions.

The team will travel again in two weeks to Paris, France, for the International Forensic Association world championship tournament.

Results from the Illinois State University/WKU Nationals Warm-Up debate tournament are as follows:

  • Spencer Orlowski, a senior from Davie, Fla., tournament champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • John Corum, a junior from Auburn, third debate speaker and quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Emma Collins, a junior from Chicago, Ill., quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate and eighth debate speaker.
  • Mark Allseits, a freshman from Englewood, Fla., seventh debate speaker and octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Tyler Prochazka, a junior from Newton, Kan., octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate and 10th debate speaker.
  • Nefertiti Dukes, a junior from Miami Gardens, Fla., octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.

More: Check out WKU Forensics on Facebook.

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

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