Radcliffe Excels in Texas for Forensics Team

Posted on January 21st, 2010 by

Chloe Radcliffe

Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore Chloe Radcliffe won two individual events at the 11th annual “Hell Froze Over” Swing on the campus of the University of Texas-Austin to become the first Gustavus forensics team member to place in the individual sweepstakes in the history of the tournament. The two-day event took place Jan. 16-17.

On day one of the tournament, Radcliffe took fifth place in the Drama event and made it to the semifinal round in Program Oral Interpretation.

On day two of the tournament, Radcliffe took first place honors in both Drama and Communication Analysis to boost her to a second place finish in the individual sweepstakes.

Several other members of the team turned in strong performances as well. Senior Emma Moreau advanced to the semifinals in Drama, Impromptu Speaking, and Prose on day one of the tournament.

Junior Phil Helt took fifth place in Communication Analysis and advanced to the semifinals in After Dinner Speaking on day two of the tournament.

First-year student Kate Bissen advanced to the semifinals in both Informative Speaking and Persuasive Speaking on day two. Sophomore Sam Hemmerich was a day two semifinalist in Drama.

The team will be back in action this weekend when it takes part in the Kansas State/UN-L Swing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jan. 23-24.

For more information about the Gustavus forensics team, visit the team’s website.

The Gustavus forensics team poses for a picture at the Hell Froze Over Swing at the University of Texas-Austin


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