Griffin Center Grossmont College, San Diego

Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2001 (All day) - Sunday, October 14, 2001 (All day)
Location: 
Grossmont College

Griffin Center Grossmont College, San Diego


The Point Loma Nazarene University Speech and Debate team competed in our first full squad tournament of the year this past weekend at the Grossmont College Griffin Invitational against almost 20 colleges and universities from California and Arizona. In addition to the members of the team, we also had students from the argumentation and debate class competing. For many, this was the first time competing at such a tournament. We managed to win First Place School Sweepstakes honors, overcoming strong efforts from Northern University and Azusa University which placed second and third respectively. This would not have been possible without much help from the Communication Depts' newest faculty member Kathleen Burnett, and the assistance in judging of many Point Loma Alums and departmental adjunct professors. Thank you all for your commitment. The particular awards and honors earned by the students are specified below.
Team Debate Awards:
Senior Division: Phil Rath and Janae Magee - First Place, beating Claremont in the Final Round
Jay Selnick and Gene Yonemoto - Third Place, dropping in Semis
Evan Rutledge and Jessica Vance - Fourth Place, dropping in Quarters

Novice Division: Troy Funk and Dominique Marino - Octafinalists
Angela Chapman and Nicole SaBell - Octafinalists
Nancy Twedt and Paul Wheeler - Octafinalists
Jeff Birdsell and Jon Paul McLeary - Octafinalists
Jennifer Castelli and David Purinton - Octafinalists
Debate Speaker Awards:
Senior Division: Gene Yonemoto - 19th place
Carissa Phillips - 18th place
Jay Selnick - 8th place
Brad Lindenmeyer - 7th place
Evan Rutledge - 6th place
Chelsea Hettrick - 5th place
Janae Magee - 3rd place
Phil Rath - 1st place
Novice Division Jennifer Castelli - 16th place
Jon Paul McLeary - 15th place
Dominique Marino - 12th place
Ashleigh Livingston - 11th place
Angela Chapman - 7th place
Troy Funk - 6th place
Individual Events: Jeff Birdsell: Novice Extemp finalist, Novice Impromptu 3rd place
Shannon Hutchison: Senior Extemp 2nd Place, Senior Persuasion 2nd Place
Brad Lindenmeyer: Novice Persuasion Finalist
Carissa Phillips: Novice Prose Finalist
Phil Rath: Senior Impromptu 2nd place
Rachel Williams: Novice Extemp Finalist