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UNI speech team wins awards at regional tournament

December 11, 2002

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 placed fifth at the Mid-American Forensic League Tournament, missing fourth place by just one point. The tournament took place Nov. 16 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Several UNI students received individual awards. Amy Larsen, a senior from Ankeny, placed third in impromptu speaking and fourth in informative speaking; Sara Gronstal, a junior from Council Bluffs, placed fifth in poetry interpretation; Danielle Dick, a junior from Dayton, placed second in prose interpretation, and fifth in program oral interpretation; and Phil Rippke, a sophomore from Moville placed fourth in impromptu speaking.

For more information, contact Leah White, director of Forensics at (319) 273-7200.