Forensics Team Places Seventh at Prestigious L.E. Norton Tournament

Posted on November 11th, 2009 by

The Gustavus forensics team brought home more hardware from the L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament in Peoria, Ill.

The Gustavus forensics team brought home more hardware from the L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament in Peoria, Ill.

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team placed seventh out forty teams at the prestigious L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament on Nov. 7-8 on the campus of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

Western Kentucky University took first place in the team sweepstakes, followed by George Mason University, Illinois State University, Ohio University, Northwestern University, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Gustavus finished in front of several strong programs including Arizona State University, Doane College, James Madison University, and Kansas State University. In addition to a strong team showing, sophomore Chloe Radcliffe took fifth place in the individual sweepstakes – becoming the first Gustie to place in the pentathlon at the L.E. Norton Memorial.

Chloe Radcliffe

Chloe Radcliffe

Radcliffe took first place in the Open Communication Analysis event and also advanced to the semifinals in Open Prose. Senior Mary Cunningham also had a strong showing at the tournament by taking fourth place in the Open Impromptu event while making it to the semifinals in both Open Communication Analysis and Open Extemporaneous Speaking.

First year students Christopher Moua and Kate Bissen placed first and second respectively in Novice Persuasion. Moua added a fifth place trophy in Novice Impromptu Speaking. Sophomore Sam Hemmerich also made it to the semifinals in Open Drama.

The team now has some time off before it takes part in a Twin Cities Forensics League tournament at Normandale Community College on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

More information about the Gustavus forensics program is available on the team’s website.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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