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WKU Forensics Team wins tournaments in Indiana

The WKU Forensics Team traveled to Muncie, Indiana, to take part in two tournaments known as the Mid-American Forensic League Numbers 1 and 2, the weekend of Sept. 26-27.

WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champions at both tournaments, ahead of Bradley University, Illinois State University and the University of Northern Iowa. The team walked away with a total of 12 individual event championships, out of a possible 22.

Next weekend the team will split to travel in two directions. Some will travel to Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, while others will attend a debate tournament in Easton, Pennsylvania, on the campus of Lafayette College.

Results from the Mid-American Forensic League #1 and 2 are as follows:

  • Paige Settles, a senior from Floyds Knobs, Indiana, tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking, tournament champion in communication analysis and third in persuasive speaking at the MAFL Two tournament; second in communication analysis, third in extemporaneous speaking, third in impromptu speaking and fifth in persuasive speaking at the MAFL One tournament.
  • Lataya Williams, a senior from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, tournament champion in poetry interpretation and tournament champion in informative speaking at the MAFL One tournament; tournament champion in poetry interpretation and third in informative speaking at the MAFL Two tournament.
  • Sam Moore, a sophomore from Blue Springs, Missouri, tournament champion in prose interpretation and second in dramatic interpretation at the MAFL Two tournament; second in prose interpretation and fifth in dramatic interpretation at the MAFL One tournament.
  • Ashton Garber, a senior from Osprey, Florida, tournament champion in prose interpretation, third in informative speaking and sixth in duo interpretation (with Matt Wisenden) at the MAFL One tournament; second in prose interpretation and third in duo interpretation (with Matt Wisenden) at the MAFL Two tournament.
  • Matt Wisenden, a freshman from Moorhead, Minnesota, tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Elijah Thomas) and third in duo interpretation (with Ashton Garber) at the MAFL Two tournament; sixth in duo interpretation (with Ashton Garber) and seventh in duo interpretation (with Elijah Thomas) at the MAFL One tournament.
  • Elijah Thomas, a sophomore from Elizabethtown, tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Matt Wisenden) and fifth in communication analysis at the MAFL Two tournament; sixth in communication analysis and seventh in duo interpretation (with Matt Wisenden) at the MAFL One tournament.
  • Andrea Ambam, a freshman from Peculiar, Missouri, tournament champion in programmed oral interpretation at the MAFL One tournament; second in programmed oral interpretation at the MAFL Two tournament.
  • Mackenzie Birkey, a sophomore from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, tournament champion in after-dinner speaking at the MAFL Two tournament; second in after-dinner speaking and fifth in prose interpretation at the MAFL One tournament.
  • Jasmine Jones, a senior from Elizabethtown, tournament champion in informative speaking at the MAFL Two tournament; fourth in informative speaking at the MAFL One tournament.
  • Lane Hedrick, a freshman from Morehead, second in extemporaneous speaking and second in persuasive speaking at the MAFL One tournament.
  • Lauren Sledge, a junior from Bowling Green, second in informative speaking, third in communication analysis and third in after-dinner speaking at the MAFL One tournament; second in informative speaking and third in communication analysis at the MAFL Two tournament.
  • Lyric Davis, a sophomore from Blue Springs, Missouri, second in dramatic interpretation at the MAFL One tournament; fourth in poetry interpretation at the MAFL Two tournament.
  • Megan Armstrong, a sophomore from Morehead, third in extemporaneous speaking at the MAFL Two tournament.
  • Camille Acosta, a junior from El Paso, Texas, fourth in prose interpretation at the MAFL One tournament; fifth in poetry interpretation at the MAFL Two tournament.
  • Brian Anderson, a freshman from Hodgenville, fourth in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in impromptu speaking at the MAFL Two tournament.
  • Curtis Milby, a sophomore from Hodgenville, fifth in prose interpretation at the MAFL Two tournament.
  • Michael Rizzo, a sophomore from Weston, Florida, sixth in informative speaking at the MAFL One tournament.

More: Check out the WKU Forensics Facebook page or follow @wkuforensics on Twitter.

Contact: Ganer Newman, (270) 745-6340

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