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UNI speech team members finalists at fall tournaments

December 11, 2002
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Leah White, UNI director of Forensics, (319) 273-7200
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students on the University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events Speech Team recently were finalists at the Age of Aquarius Invitational at Ball State University, and the L.E. Norton Invitational at Bradley University.

At the Ball State Competition, Amy Larsen , a senior from Ankeny, placed fourth in communication analysis and was a semi-finalist in impromptu speaking. At Bradley, she won the communication analysis event with a speech analyzing the recent protest of Chevron Oil Company by a group of Nigerian women. At the Ball State competition, Sara Gronstal, a junior from Council Bluffs, placed fifth in informative speaking.

Teams from across the nation attended the Ball State tournament in preparation for this spring's championships. According to Leah White , assistant professor of communication studies, and director of forensics, with the exception of the national championship, the tournament at Bradley University was 'the most competitive and prestigious tournament the UNI team attends.'

For more information, contact White (319) 273-7200