NCCFI Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio

Friday, March 12, 2004 (All day) - Sunday, March 14, 2004 (All day)

Pt Loma’s Speech and Debate team returned last Monday afternoon from the National Christian College Forensics Invitational (NCCFI) speech and debate tournament hosted by Cedarville University in Cedarville Ohio.

PLNU repeated as Christian College Nationals Debate Champions, and also won Second Place to Cedarville in the Overall combined Speech and Debate Sweepstakes Award. Point Loma had teams in the final round of both divisions of Parliamentary Debate. Seniors Brenden Garrett and Shannon Hutchison won First place in Open Debate, and first year debaters Joel Day and Britton Dennis won Second Place in Novice Debate.

Congratulations also go to Chris Champine and Ashleigh Livingston (who along with Christina MacKinnon and Joel Day from the previous weekend's tournament at Cal State University at Los Angeles) all qualified for the prestigious American Forensics Association National Individual Event Tournament. It has been several years since we have attended this tournament. Chris and Ashleigh won First Place in Duo Interpretation at Christian College Nationals (NCCFI). Christina won First Place in Communication Analysis at the AFA NIET Qualifier. And Joel won fourth place in Programmed Oral Interpretation at the AFA NIET Qualifier.

Specific NCCFI results from the weekend in Ohio are shown below.

Parliamentary Debate

Brenden Garrett and Shannon Hutchison - National Champions, Open Division

Andrew Hoag and Dominique Marino Semi Finalist, Open

Troy Funk and Jay Selnick, Octa Finalists, Open

Joel Day and Britton Dennis, 2nd Place, Novice

Lincoln Douglass Debate

Shannon Hutchison, Quarter Finalist, Open

Brenden Garrett, Quarter Finalist, Open

Joel Day, Semi Finalist, Novice


Debate Speaker Awards

Open Division

Shannon Hutchison – Top Speaker

Troy Funk – 2nd Place Speaker

Brenden Garrett – 10th Place Speaker

Novice Division

Joel Day – Top Speaker Parli, 3rd Speaker LD

Britton Dennis – 9th Place Speaker

Individual Events Awards:

Chris Champine and Ashleigh Livingston: National Champions in Open Duo Interp

Joel Day – 3rd Place Open Programmed Oral Interp, 4th Place Open Prose Interp

Britton Dennis – 2nd Place Novice Extemp, 5th Place Novice Impromptu

Troy Funk – Semi Finalist Open Extemp

Ashleigh Livingston – 6th Place Open Interp of Faith Literature