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UNI forensics student places fifth at national speech tournament

April 16, 2003

Leah White, director of forensics, (319) 273-7200
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa forensic student, Sara Gronstal, a junior from Council Bluffs, placed fifth at the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.

Gronstal advanced to the finals in the after-dinner speaking competition, and is the first national finalist from UNI in more than six years. According to Leah White, UNI director of forensics, the competition is one of the premier tournaments and was attended by more than 75 schools.

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