Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in "Current Students", Events, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"
In March, nine forensics students traveled to Portland, Oregon, for the Pi Kappa Delta Biennial Tournament and Convention. It was the largest tournament in recent history, with 1400 entries, and OU Forensics took away its best ranking in University history under the direction of Instructor of Speech Ryan Louis. Superior Awards (top 10% of tournament) Michael Matos-Hoogliuter 2nd place in the nation in Broadcast Journalism Excellent Awards (next 10%) Leah Frey Poetry Interpretation Margutt Hill Prose Interpretation, Editorial Impromptu and Impromptu Speaking Michael Matos-Hoogliuter Impromptu Speaking and IPDA Debate Lee Nave and Michael Matos-Hoogliuter Duo Interpretation Good Awards (next 30%) Erin Frey Programmed Oral Interpretation Leah Frey Programmed Oral Interpretation Garrett Hayden Editorial Impromptu Speaking Margutt Hill Discussion Debate Michael Matos-Hoogliuter Editorial Impromptu Speaking Cristina Uribe-Reyes Communication Analysis, Poetry Interpretation Michelle Warren Poetry Interpretation Erin Frey, Leah Frey, Michelle Warren Reader’s Theatre, 3rd place Team Sweepstakes In 2009, the team finished in 45th place. In 2010 at the interim National Comprehensive Tournament, they took 36th. Now, in 2011, the OU Forensics team finished in 21st place out of 85 schools. For complete results, see www.pikappadelta.com.