Cedarville University Forensics Team Sweeps State Championship

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio-Cedarville University`s forensics team was dubbed the State Champion for the fourth consecutive year at the recent Varsity State Championship Tournament. The University topped 11 other teams from Ohio in the tournament, which was sponsored by the Ohio Forensics Association and hosted by Cedarville University. Scores were combined with those from the Novice State Tournament Feb. 4-5 at Ohio University. In the overall combined category, Cedarville placed first with 667 points, beating second place Bowling Green State University by more than 300 points and placing in every individual category entered. At the varsity tournament, two Cedarville students were named the champion of their event: sophomore Gena Bravick (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) in Rhetorical Criticism and sophomore Daniel Harder (Filley, Neb.) in Sales. Seven Cedarville students earned the title of champion at the novice tournament, including Bravick in Informative, Harder in both After-Dinner Speaking and Sales, Natalie Gamache (freshman from Storm Lake, Iowa) in Programmed Oral Interpretation, Jen Grant (junior from Elverson, Pa.) in both Persuasion and Rhetorical Criticism, Julianne Howe (senior from Kentwood, Mich.) in Poetry, Ashley Hunter (sophomore from Oxford, Pa.) in the Trithon, and Megan Waters (freshman from New Albany, Ind.) in Impromptu. The forensics team is coached by Hilliard resident Matt Moore and Cedarville resident Derrick Green, both assistant professors of communication arts. -30-