CU Tops The Ohio State University

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-With eight first-place individual finishes, the Cedarville University Forensics Team won the recent Appalachian Swing Tournament at Ohio University in Athens. The team defeated several other colleges and universities, including The Ohio State University, George Mason, and Ohio University. This competition featured 11 schools and approximately 55 student competitors.

Varsity competitor Karen Williams (Midlothian, Va.) won first place as the overall speaker, by placing first in informative speaking, second in rhetorical criticism, and third in extemporaneous speaking. Her teammate Gena Bravick (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) secured a first-place win in the persuasive speaking category, and Mallory Fisher (Delmont, Pa.) followed in third. Also, Michael Domeny (Manchester, N.H.) took second in both programmed oral interpretation and dramatic duo interpretation (with duo partner Eric Mishne of Galloway, Ohio).

Top junior varsity performances were led by Kyle Haring (Woodridge, Ill.), Mara Campos (Moberly, Mo.), and Alison Hatch (Goffstown, N.H). Haring won first in the impromptu and prose categories and placed second in both after-dinner speaking and poetry. Campos led the way in extemporaneous speaking and poetry interpretation, taking first in each, and she also placed third in prose interpretation and dramatic duo interpretation. Her partner for the dramatic duo was Sarah Matney of Greenwood, Ind. Hatch won first in informative and persuasion.
Also contributing were third-place wins by Katlyn Hiteshew (Central, S.C.) and Sarah Matney.

The forensics team is coached by Matt Moore and Derrick Green, who are both assistant professors of communication arts.