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UNI speech team successful in South Dakota tournaments

April 7, 2003

Leah White, UNI director of Forensics, (319) 273-7200
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students on the University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events Speech Team recently traveled to South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, S.D. for the 'Bunny Bop Swing' competition. The competition was hosted by SDSU and the University of Oklahoma.

Amy Larsen, a senior from Ankeny, and Danielle Dick, a junior from Dayton, placed fifth in duo interpretation. Dick also placed first in communication analysis and second in poetry interpretation. Phil Rippke, a sophomore from Moville, placed second in persuasive speaking and fourth in informative speaking. Rippke also placed fifth in informative speaking. Sara Gronstal, a junior from Council Bluffs, placed fifth in prose interpretation.