Forensics Start to Season
Nov 12, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. FRED STERNHAGEN, associate professor, Communication Studies and Theatre Art, director of Forensics
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA FORENSICS POSTS STRONG START TO 2012-13 SEASON
Concordia's Forensics program began the 2012-13 season with strong showings at recent tournaments.
The speech team placed fifth overall at the Gustavus Adolphus College tournament held Oct. 20-21 at Gustavus and Minnesota State University-Mankato. Meg Henrickson ’13, Yankton, S.D.; Quinn Maroney ’15, Kalispell, Mont.; George Kueppers ’15, Spicer, Minn.; Kathleen Perry ’15, Redwood Falls, Minn.; and Makenzi Kovar ’16, Frazee, Minn.; placed in the top 10 individually.
The speech team also traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Oct. 27-28. Henrickson, Kovar, Cole Kantos ’13, Waupaca, Wis.; Amber Morgan ’15, Byron, Minn.; and Christiana Hennings ’15, Arlington, S.D.; placed in the top 10. Henrickson took first in Persuasion and second in both Communication Analysis and Impromptu. She is also the first Cobber to qualify for an event (Persuasion) in the national tournament next April.
The Concordia debaters took part in the 57th Annual Pflaum Debate tournament at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan., Oct. 19-21. The Cobbers entered four teams in the tournament:
Erik Walker ’13, Eagan, Minn., and Nathaniel Nesiba ’13, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Emily Bosch ’14, Yankton, S.D., and Tyler Snelling ’15, Omaha, Neb.
Lucia Martin ’15, Anoka, Minn., and Meghan Knudtzon ’15, Hamilton, Mont.
Adam Viray ’16, West Chicago, Ill., and Nathan Clements ’16, Los Almos, N.M.
Bosch and Snelling made it to the semifinal debate and Bosch was awarded a speaker award for being in the 10 debaters in the tournament.