NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Members of the TSU Forensics Team traveled to Murray State University and talked their way into a fourth place finishes in the Large Entry Sweepstakes of the MSU Ruby Krider and Alumni Swing Invitational Tournaments Feb. 7-9. The team also captured 18 individual awards.
“This is an amazing win, especially with so many new members on the team,” said Shaunté Caraballo, director of Forensics. “We couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Results from “Ruby Krider” Swing, Saturday, Feb. 8:
- First year team member, senior, Michael Thomas won third place in the Pentathalon, a special award for individuals who compete in five or more events. This is the most difficult category to win. Thomas also won third place in Radio Broadcasting, first place in Novice Impromptu, and first place in Novice Persuasive Speaking.
- Sophomore Mass Communications major, Delvakio Brown won fourth place in Radio Broadcasting, third place in Novice Impromptu, and fourth place in Novice Prose Interpretation.
- Freshman Accounting major, Janet Jordan took second place in Novice Poetry.
Results from the Alumni Swing, Sunday, Feb. 9:
- Michael Thomas won first place in Radio Broadcasting, second place in Novice Impromptu, second place in Novice Persuasive, and sixth place in Varsity Programmed Oral Interpretation.
- Delvakio Brown won third place in Radio Broadcasting and third place in Novice Prose Interpretation.
- Freshman Economics major, Barbra Dudley, won seventh place in Novice Impromptu.
- Janet Jordan won third place in Novice Poetry Interpretation.
- Junior Aeronautical Engineering major, Tyler Kinloch not only served as coach for Radio Broadcasting, but also won sixth place in Varsity Prose Interpretation.
The Forensics team will now head to East Tennessee State University to compete in the Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensics Association Championships Feb. 14-16.
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