Point Loma Novice Debate Tournament

Date: 
Saturday, December 8, 2001 (All day)
Location: 
Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Novice Debate Tournament


The Point Loma Speech and Debate Team hosted a small Novice Rookie debate tournament on the south end of campus this past Saturday. Participating schools included UCLA, Palomar, Southwestern, CSU San Bernardino, Loyola Marymount, Azusa Pacific and Point Loma. Special thanks to the Fermanian folks, Julie McEliece and Joyce Hatcher, and all the people teaching and working in the Cabrillo, Colt, Evans, Taylor, and Rohr buildings for allowing us the use of these facilities. It is always nice to be able to welcome the forensics community to our beautiful campus. I know of at least one of our guests from a community college that will transferring to PLNU next year and there are probably more.
Our students, some from the team and others fulfilling a course requirement for the argumentation and debate class, competed at a high level. We had just four preliminary rounds and a final round in Novice and Rookie divisions. Point Loma advanced a team to each final round. In the Novice Final Round the team of Dominique Marino and Troy Funk dropped a split decision to UCLA. In the Rookie Division Final Round the team of Jon Paul McLeary and Nancy Twedt advanced over Azusa Pacific.
The following Point Loma Speakers won Top Speaker Honors:


Novice Division:
Troy Funk First Place Speaker
LeAnn Wiley Second Place Speaker
Jared Callahan Third Place Speaker
Angela Chapman Fifth Place Speaker
Ashleigh Livingston Sixth Place Speaker
Dominique Marino Eighth Place Speaker
Rookie Division:
Jon Paul McLeary Second Place Speaker
Nancy Twedt Third Place Speaker
Jennifer Riley Fourth Place Speaker