NCCFI Christian College Nationals Cal Baptist

Saturday, March 12, 2005 (All day) - Monday, March 14, 2005 (All day)
The Point Loma Nazarene University Speech and Debate Team just returned from the NCCFI Christian College National Speech and Debate Championship Tournament hosted by California Baptist University late Monday evening. Point Loma won Second Place overall amongst Division One schools, and also won Second Place amongst Division One Debate schools, and Third Place in Division One Individual Events.
In individual events we had many multiple award winners, including Griffith Vertican, who is now the National Champion in both Persuasion and Informative speaking. Our debate program advanced into the elimination bracket five of the seven Senior division teams we entered and two of the three Novice teams we entered. By comparison, the next highest team in Open Division advanced only two teams to Octa Finals. All five of our Senior Teams and won their Octa Finals rounds and advanced to Quarterfinals and beyond. Chris Champine and LeAnn Wiley won Second Place in Open Division debate and Elly Garner and April Griffin won Second place in Novice Debate.
The team will be attending one more major National Championship this year, this one for Parliamentary Debate, the main focus for our program. Unfortunately it will take place this week in Lubbock, Texas. The term “unfortunate” prefaces the timing, not necessarily the location of the tournament. J We fight like the dickens to avoid missed class time, as we know that academics are of primary importance. Unfortunately, these two championships were booked on back-to-back weeks. Thank you for your patience with those few students fortunate enough to qualify for this up coming tournament who will be missing some classes from Wednesday through Monday.
Debate Results:
Debate Teams
Senior Division
Chris Champine & LeAnn Wiley – Second Place in Senior Debate
Joel Day & Ben Kautzer – Quarter Finalists in Senior Debate
Andrew Hoag & Dominique Marino – Quarter Finalists in Senior Debate
Ashleigh Livingston & Carissa Phillips - Semi Finalists Senior Debate
Zach Burton & Griffith Vertican – Semi Finalists in Senior Debate
Novice Division
Elly Garner & April Griffith – Second Place in Novice Debate
Kevin Davis & Ali Sansom – Semi Finalists in Novice Debate
Debate Top Ten Speaker Awards
Senior Division
Chris Champine – 3rd Speaker Senior Debate
Dominique Marino – 10th Speaker Senior Debate
LeAnn Wiley – 13th Speaker Senior Debate
Joel Day – 14th Speaker Senior Debate
Ben Kautzer – 15th Speaker Senior Debate
Griffith Vertican – 16th Speaker Senior Debate
Andrew Hoag – 18th Speaker Senior Debate
Novice Division
April Griffin – 4th Speaker Novice Debate
Alison Samson – 7th Speaker Novice Debate
Elly Garner – 9th Speaker Novice Debate
Individual Events Results:
Andrew Hoag: Fourth Place Open Impromptu, Semi Finalist Open Extemp
Ashleigh Livingston: 4th Place Open Rhetorical Criticism, 5th Place Open Duo Interpretation, Semi Finalist Open Impromptu, Semi Finalist Open Extemp.
Ben Kautzer: 6th Place Open Persuasion
Carissa Phillips: 6th Place Open Rhetorical Criticism
Chris Champine: Semi Finalist Open Lincoln Douglas Debate, 4th Place Open Extemp
Dominique Marino: 3rd Place Open Extemp, 6th Place Open Faith Literature
Elly Garner: 5th Place Novice Faith Literature
Griffith Vertican: First Place Open Persuasion, First Place Open Informative, Semi Finalist Open Impromptu, Semi Finalist Open Extemp.
Joel Day: Fourth Place Open Poetry
LeAnn Wiley: 5th Place Open Extemp
Mitch Houseman: 5th Place Open Duo Interpretation