NCCFI - Azusa Pacific University

Friday, February 25, 2000 (All day) - Sunday, February 27, 2000 (All day)

The PLNU Speech and Debate Team competed very successfully in the Third Annual National Christian College Forensics Invitational this last weekend in Azusa, CA. Pt Loma came in a strong Second Place in the nation behind host school Azusa Pacific University, which put on a terrific tournament that pitted top Christian Colleges and Universities from across the country. The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and Regent University were Co Sponsors of the tournament along with APU.

Although the host school was competing in over 60 different speeches compared to Point Loma's entry of just over 40 speeches we still gave them a run for their money thanks in large part to strong efforts in Debate and Interpretive Events. While the individual and team debate accomplishments will be listed below, special congratulations go to Kanaan, Nathan Brisby and Katie Angliss who won First Place, Third Place and Sixth Place in the Pentathlon Event for overall top Individual Events competitors. These speakers must be entered in at least 5 events to even compete. Each of our speakers were also competing in debate which did not count toward this award.



Open Division National Champions: David Graham and Katie Angliss

Open Division Quarter Finalists: Rick Travis and Phil Rath

James Adams and Nathan Brisby

Jason Anderson and Linsey Kitchens

Top Speaker Awards in Open Division: Third Place Rick Travis

Fourth Place Phil Rath

Sixth Place James Adams

Seventh Place Katie Angliss

Tenth Place Jason Anderson

Novice Division National Champions: Jason Reilly and Jeff Anderson

It should be pointed out that the next three teams to advance in the Open and Novice Divisions would have been the Point Loma teams of Mandy Bouck and Kanaan, Brenda Stagner and Janae Magee, and Evan Rutledge and Kathy Wright. They all had sufficient win/loss records to advance, but lost the tie breakers on speaker points.


Kanaan National Champion in Poetry Interpretation,

National Champion in Dramatic Interpretation,

Second Place in Interpretation of Faith Literature

Second Place in Prose Interpretation

Third Place in Dramatic Interpretation


Nathan Brisby National Champion in Faith Interpretation

Second Place in Programmed Oral Interpretation

Third Place Duo Interpretation with Mandy Bouck

Fourth Place Poetry Interpretation

Katie Angliss Third Place Prose Interpretation

Fourth Place Programmed Oral Interpretation

Jason Reilly National Champion in Novice Impromptu

Mandy Bouck Third Place Dramatic Interpretation

Third Place Duo Interpretation with Nathan Brisby

Fourth Place Prose Interpretation

Nicola Koch Third Place Rhetorical Criticism

Linsey Kitchens Fourth Place After Dinner Speaking

Janae Magee Semi Finalist Novice Impromptu

David Graham Sixth Place Extemporaneous Speaking

Semi Finalist Impromptu

Phil Rath Sixth Place Impromptu Speaking

Third Place Extemporaneous Speaking

Rick Travis Fourth Place Impromptu

Fourth Place Extemp

Jason Anderson Semi Finalist Impromptu

Jeff Anderson Third Place Novice Impromptu