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Speech & Debate Team Receives High Ranking in Alabama Tournament

The Belmont Speech & Debate traveled to the University of Alabama Oct. 15 for the Crimson Classic forensics tournament. With 18 colleges and universities competing, Belmont students had their most successful year ever at this large tournament, ranking 4th overall during the second half of the competition.  Awards received included:

First Half of Tournament
Nicole Bright

  • 5th place, Poetry Interpretation
  • 3rd place, Programmed Oral Interpretation

Matthew Roberts

  • 4th place, After Dinner Speaking
  • 5th place, Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Semi-Finalist, Impromptu Speaking

Eric Schoen

  • 7th place, Dramatic Interpretation

Jenni Gustafson

  • Top Novice, Impromptu Speaking

Second Half of Tournament
Nicole Bright

  • 1st place, Programmed Oral Interpretation
  • Semi-Finalist, Prose Interpretation

Matthew Roberts

  • 1st place, Extemporaneous Speaking
  • 4th place, After Dinner Speaking
  • 3rd place, Communication Analysis

Eric Schoen

  • 2nd place, Dramatic Interpretation
  • 3rd place, Impromptu Speaking