Speech Team Travels Midwest for Tournaments

by Robin Buschner | Feb 06, 2013
Speech Team Tournament Highlights

The speech team has been busy competing in a number of tournaments. Here are the results from the most recent tournaments. Congratulations to all of these Knights on a job well done! 

Butler University Bulldog Battle; Indianapolis, Indiana
January 19, 2013

Marian University  Third Overall 
Cora Harrison  Tournament Champion in Rhetorical Criticism* 
Amber Ferrari  Tournament Champion in Dramatic Interpretation* 
Christian Suau  Fourth in Novice Impromptu 
Michael Baumann  Tournament Champion in Programmed Oral Interpretation
Third in Rhetorical Criticism
Sixth in Impromptu 
Dante Fratturo  Fourth in Poetry
Third in Programmed Oral interpretation 
Alecia Kissel Fifth in Prose* 

Miami University Redhawk Rumble; Oxford, Ohio
January 20, 2013
Marian University  Third Overall 
David Martin  Third in Extemporaneous Speaking
Sixth in Persuasion 
Amber Ferrari  Second in Dramatic Interpretation 
Cora Harrison  Sixth in After Dinner Speaking 
Dante Fratturo  Fifth in Programmed Oral Interpretation 
Michael Baumann  Tournament Champion in Rhetorical Criticism
Fourth in Poetry 

Webster University Gorlok Gala; St. Louis, Missouri
January 26-27, 2013
Marian University  Second Overall 
Alecia Kissel  Sixth in Dramatic Interpretation 
Dante Fratturo  Excellence Award in Poetry
Third in Informative Speaking
Fourth in Dramatic Interpretation* 
David Martin  Tournament Champion in Impromptu Speaking
Tournament Champion in Pentathlon
Excellence Award in After Dinner Speaking
Second in Informative Speaking
Third in Extemporaneous Speaking
Sixth in Prose 
Christian Suau Third in Persuasive Speaking 
Cora Harrison  Semi-Final in Impromptu Speaking
Excellence Award in Persuasive Speaking
Third in After Dinner Speaking
Fourth in Rhetorical Criticism  
Michael Baumann  Semi-Final in Impromptu Speaking
Semi-Final in Prose
Excellence Award in Poetry
Second in Rhetorical Criticism 
Sixth in Pentathlon
Mike Byers  Excellence Award in Impromptu Speaking 
Alecia Kissel  Third in Rhetorical Criticism 
*Newly qualified event for nationals

Students interested in competing on the team can contact Dr. George LaMaster at or 317.955.6215. 

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