Speech Team heads to Italy for international tournament

Pacific's Speech & Forensics squad competes in Rome in the midst of a successful 2011-12 season.

Pacific University’s Speech Team continues to roll through its 2011-12 season as it will compete at an International Forensics Association tournament in Rome, Italy March 12-13

The squad most recently captured first place out of 14 teams in the sweepstakes category at Oregon State University's Earls Wells Memorial Speakeasy Tournament in Corvallis Feb. 25-26

Individually, the Boxers shined:

The Boxers also performed well at a district qualifier on Feb. 24 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. The tournament was held to determine which competitors would compete at the American Forensics Association (AFA) National Individual Events Tournament to be held April 6-9 in San Marcos, Texas.

Individual Results:

The Boxers had a busy January, hosting the Hap Hingston Invitational for high school students (Jan. 13-14), as well as the program's signature event: the annual Fred Scheller Invitational (Jan. 27-29), which featured 272 participants from 24 colleges and universities and 760 rounds of competition.

As a team, the Boxers captured third place in individual events, fourth overall and earned a silver medal in the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season sweepstakes.

Individual Results:

Pacific's final competition of the fall took place Dec. 3-4 at Clark College's Krista Bacon-Vickrey Memorial Forensics Tournament in Vancouver, Wash. The Boxers finished first among four-year schools, captured 22 individual awards, including eight first-place finishes.

Individual Results:


For more information, please contact Dan Broyles, assistant professor and director of forensics.

Posted by Joe Lang (jlang@pacificu.edu) on Mar 8, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen (haug7381@pacificu.edu) on May 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

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