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UNI speech team wins regional tournament

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Leah White, assistant professor of communication studies, (319) 273-7200
Melissa Barber, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Speech Team recently placed first at the 35th annual Sugar Loaf Invitational at Winona State University. A total of 15 schools attended the tournament.

All four UNI students who competed received awards. Danielle Dick, a junior from Dayton, placed first in after-dinner speaking and third in prose interpretation. Sara Gronstal, a junior from Council Bluffs, placed second in poetry interpretation, second in informative speaking and fourth in extemporaneous interpretation. Amy Larsen, a senior from Ankeny, placed first in informative speaking, second in communication analysis, third in extemporaneous interpretation and fifth in impromptu speaking. Larsen also placed second in the overall quadrathon individual sweepstakes competition. Phil Rippke, a junior from Moville, placed third in informative speaking and fourth in impromptu speaking.

Will Major, instructor of communication studies, is the director of individual events. Leah White, assistant professor of communication studies, is the director of forensics. Lucas Messer, communication studies graduate assistant, also is a coach for the team. All three were awarded the Collie Coaches award as coaches of the championship team.

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