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Forensics Team members win at events in Alabama & Missouri

WKU Forensics Team members traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Warrensburg, Missouri, to take part in three tournaments the weekend of Oct. 17-18.

In Alabama, WKU won the team sweepstakes award at both portions, ahead of several schools, including the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Alabama and Florida State University. The team collected 14 of a possible 22 tournament championships. Sophomore Megan Armstrong also placed fourth in individual sweepstakes, a measure of personal success across an entire tournament.

In Missouri, the team closed out the semifinal rounds of debate, securing all of the top four placings. WKU also placed second in debate team sweepstakes and second in individual event team sweepstakes.

Next weekend the team will compete at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

Results from the University of Alabama “Crimson Classic” Swing are as follows:

  • Brent O’Connor, a junior from Plantation, Florida, tournament champion in prose interpretation and tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Blake Knapp) at the Crimson Classic tournament; tournament champion in prose interpretation and tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Blake Knapp) at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Paige Settles, a senior from Floyds Knobs, Indiana, tournament champion in persuasive speaking, second in informative speaking and second in extemporaneous speaking at the Alabama Alumni tournament; tournament champion in impromptu speaking and fourth in persuasive speaking at the Crimson Classic tournament.
  • Blake Knapp, a sophomore from Blue Springs, Missouri, tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Brent O’Connor) and fourth in duo interpretation (with Lyric Davis) at the Crimson Classic tournament; tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Brent O’Connor) and fifth in duo interpretation (with Lyric Davis) at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Lataya Williams, a senior from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, tournament champion in programmed oral interpretation at the Crimson Classic tournament; tournament champion in programmed oral interpretation at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Haddy Badjie, a senior from Lewisville, Texas, tournament champion in communication analysis at the Crimson Classic tournament; tournament champion in communication analysis at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Tiffany McLarty, a senior from Bronx, New York, tournament champion in dramatic interpretation and second in prose interpretation at the Alabama Alumni tournament; tournament champion in dramatic interpretation at the Crimson Classic tournament.
  • Michael Rizzo, a sophomore from Weston, Florida, tournament champion in after-dinner speaking and fourth in informative speaking at the Alabama Alumni tournament; third in after-dinner speaking at the Crimson Classic tournament.
  • Elijah Thomas, a sophomore from Elizabethtown, tournament champion in poetry interpretation and fourth in communication analysis at the Alabama Alumni tournament; sixth in communication analysis at the Crimson Classic tournament.
  • Megan Armstrong, a sophomore from Morehead, second in informative speaking, second in extemporaneous speaking, fourth in individual sweepstakes and sixth in persuasive speaking at the Crimson Classic tournament; sixth in extemporaneous speaking at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Lauren Sledge, a junior from Bowling Green, second in persuasive speaking at the Crimson Classic tournament.
  • Jasmine Jones, a senior from Elizabethtown, second in communication analysis at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Andrea Ambam, a freshman from Peculiar, Missouri, second in after-dinner speaking at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Murphy Burke, a sophomore from Des Moines, Iowa, third in persuasive speaking and fourth in impromptu speaking at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Casey Child, a freshman from Taylor Mill, third in dramatic interpretation at the Alabama Alumni tournament; sixth in duo interpretation (with Tyler McDaniel) at the Crimson Classic tournament.
  • Lyric Davis, a sophomore from Blue Springs, Missouri, fourth in poetry interpretation and fifth in duo interpretation (with Blake Knapp) at the Alabama Alumni tournament; fourth in duo interpretation (with Blake Knapp) and sixth in poetry interpretation at the Crimson Classic tournament.
  • Ashton Garber, a senior from Osprey, Florida, fourth in communication analysis at the Crimson Classic tournament; fourth in duo interpretation (with Matt Wisenden) at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Lane Hedrick, a freshman from Morehead, fourth in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in persuasive speaking at the Crimson Classic tournament.
  • Matt Wisenden, a freshman from Moorhead, Minnesota, fourth in duo interpretation (with Ashton Garber) and fifth in prose interpretation at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Durwan Green, a sophomore from Lewisville, Texas, fifth in dramatic interpretation at the Crimson Classic tournament; fifth in dramatic interpretation at the Alabama Alumni tournament.
  • Tyler McDaniel, a freshman from Indianapolis, Indiana, sixth in duo interpretation (with Casey Child) at the Crimson Classic tournament.

Results from the 2015 Missouri Mule/Dale Carnegie Invitational Swing are as follows:

  • Allison Williams, a sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee, tournament champion in poetry interpretation, tournament champion in dramatic interpretation and second in after-dinner speaking at the Carnegie tournament; fourth in after-dinner speaking and second in dramatic interpretation at the Missouri Mule tournament.
  • Mackenzie Birkey, a sophomore from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, tournament champion in dramatic interpretation and sixth in persuasive speaking at the Missouri Mule tournament; third in prose interpretation and fourth in dramatic interpretation at the Carnegie tournament.
  • Bailey Rung, a sophomore from Blaine, Minnesota, top debate speaker and octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Missouri Mule tournament; co-champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate and third debate speaker at the Carnegie tournament.
  • Brian Anderson, a freshman from Hodgenville, tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking and third in impromptu speaking at the Carnegie tournament; octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Missouri Mule tournament.
  • Natalie Hedberg, a freshman from Chaska, Minnesota, tournament champion in informative speaking at the Carnegie tournament.
  • Carolyn Evans, a junior from Urbandale, Iowa, co-champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Carnegie tournament; fifth debate speaker and semifinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Missouri Mule tournament.
  • Mark Allseits, a junior from Englewood, Florida, co-champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Carnegie tournament; sixth debate speaker and quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Missouri Mule tournament.
  • Jon Sahlman, a junior from Modesto, California, co-champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Carnegie tournament; octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Missouri Mule tournament.
  • James Baugh, a junior from Manteca, California, quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Missouri Mule tournament; quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Carnegie tournament.
  • Kayla English, a freshman from Indianapolis, Indiana, fifth in after-dinner speaking at the Carnegie tournament; sixth in persuasive speaking at the Missouri Mule tournament.

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

Contact: Ganer Newman, (270) 745-6340

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