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Bradley University Speech Team continues historic record with win at National Forensic Association Tournament

April 25, 2012



Peoria, IL (April 24, 2012) The Bradley University Speech Team won the 2012 National Forensic Association championship title that concluded last night, completing an undefeated 2011-2012 season.  

This is the first time since 1998 that the team has won both national titles, having won the American Forensic Association national championship just two weeks ago.

Since 1978, the Bradley Speech Team has won 39 AFA and NFA national championships. They also have amassed 141 individual titles. This record of success is unmatched by any other forensic or academic program in history.

In their latest victory, the team scored 608.5 points at the NFA to beat second place Western Kentucky University by 19.5 points.  Bradley junior Jacoby Cochran won the NFA National Individual Championship title, his third straight national title - he won the AFA title earlier this month and the NFA championship title in 2011.  

Six Bradley team members placed in the top twenty in Individual Championships and three students won National Individual Championship titles - Camille Yameen, National Champion in Prose; Cecil Blutcher, National Champion in Poetry; Jacoby Cochran, National Champion in Rhetorical Criticism.  

Bradley is a private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 6,000 students the choice of more than 100 academic programs. Bradley links academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development with an entrepreneurial spirit for a world-class education. Our size provides students with extensive resources not available at most private colleges and the personal attention not commonly found at large universities.



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