NCCFI Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio
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.
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:
Shannon Hutchison – Top Speaker
Troy Funk – 2nd Place Speaker
Brenden Garrett – 10th Place Speaker
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