Speech Team Claims National Championship!!

June 28, 2010

Our superb speech team claimed the national championship at the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament April 3-4 in Eau Claire Wisconsin!!! Here are our individual results:

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING:
National Quarterfinalists (top 24)
Patrick Campbell - senior
Becky Suhr - junior

INFORMATIVE SPEAKING:
National Finalists (top 6)
4th place - Patrick Campbell
3rd place - Jared Boyer - senior

PROSE INTERPRETATION:
National Quarterfinalists
Suswara Gayam - senior
Camille Yameen - sophomore
National Finalists
6th place - Miranda Morgan - senior
5th place - Amanda Voirol - senior
2nd place- Cecil Blutcher - FRESHMAN!!

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING:
National Quarterfinalist
Nik Payne
National Finalist
5th place - Patrick Campbell

PERSUASIVE SPEAKING:
National Finalist
2nd place - Patrick Campbell

PROGRAM ORAL INTERPRETATION:
National Quarterfinalist
Matt Weibel - junior
National Finalist
5th place - Amanda Voirol

DUO INTERPRETATION:
National Semifinalists (top 12)
Jacoby Cochran / Cecil Blutcher - FRESHMEN!!
National Finalists
5th place - Cecil Blutcher / Jonathan Spence - FRESHMEN!!
4th place - Jared Boyer / Ryan Marquardt - junior
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS - Jared Boyer / Amanda Voirol
**becoming the first pair in AFA history to successfully defend their title!!

AFTER-DINNER SPEAKING:
National Semifinalist
Patrick Campbell

POETRY INTERPRETATION
National Quarterfinalist
Ryan Marquardt
National Finalist
5th place - Amanda Voirol

COMMUNICATION ANALYSIS:
National Quarterfinalist
Becky Suhr - junior
National Semifinalist
Camille Yameen
National Finalist
5th place - Jared Boyer

DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION:
National Quarterfinalists
Jared Boyer
Ryan Marquardt
National Finalists
4th place - Miranda Morgan
NATIONAL CHAMPION - Amanda Voirol

INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES (most points scored by a student entered in at least 4 events)
(awards presented to top 20)
11th place - Cecil Blutcher - FRESHMAN!!!
3rd place - Patrick Campbell
2nd place - Jared Boyer
NATIONAL CHAMPION - Amanda Voirol
** another historical moment. Top 3 in individual sweeps from the same school!!

TEAM SWEEPSTAKES (78 schools entered - top 20 recognized)
20th place - 90.5 pts. - James Madison University (Asst. Dir. Of Forensics is alum Ken Young)
19th place - 94 pts. - Doane College
18th place - 101.4 pts. - Concordia College (ADoF is former BU volunteer coach Cadi Kadlecek)
17th place - 106.5 pts. - Kansas State University
16th place - 119.5 pts. - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (DOF is former BU DOF Karen Morris)
15th place - 125.5 pts. - St. Joseph's University
14th place - 156 pts. - Northwestern University
13th place - 165 pts. - Seton Hall University (coached by alums Tanya Melendez, Jon Meinen, and Matt Johns)
12th place - 174 pts. - Ohio University
11th place - 194.5 pts. - Arizona State University
10th place - 197 pts. - Gustavus Adolphus College
9th place - 210 pts. - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
8th place - 212.5 pts. - University of Nebraska-Omaha
7th place - 214.5 pts. - University of Alabama
6th place - 258 pts. - California State University - Long Beach
5th place - 286.5 pts. - University of Texas at Austin (asst. coach is alum Karon Bowers)
4th place - 327 pts. - George Mason University
3rd place - 334.5 pts. - Illinois State University (grad. asst. is alum Mike Storr)
2nd place - 400 pts. - Western Kentucky University (ADOF is former BU ADOF Dawn Lowry)
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS - 443 pts. - BRADLEY UNIVERSITY