PSCFA Fall Championships Hosted by CSU Long Beach

Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2001 (All day) - Sunday, December 2, 2001 (All day)
Location: 
CSU Long Beach

PSCFA Fall Championships Hosted by CSU Long Beach


The team just returned from our most important tournament of the semester, the PSCFA Fall Championship Tournament hosted by CSU Long Beach and attended by about 40 colleges and universities, including UCLA, SDSU, the Claremont Colleges, Biola, Azusa Pacific, etc. We are happy to report that PLNU won the Second Place Sweepstakes trophy for the four-year college division, behind only the host school, CSULB.
Amazingly, 8 of our 10 debate teams advanced to the elimination rounds, an honor reserved for the top teams in the field. Our novices also earned a separate honor, Fourth Place Sweepstakes for Novices. Special congratulations to Josh Cangelosi and Kaz Trypuc for winning awards in team debate, as top individual speakers in debate, and in multiple individual events. Congratulations also to Shannon Hutchison who has now qualified in Extemporaneous Speaking for the National Individual Events Tournament.
I would also like to extend special thanks to Communication Department profs Kathleen Burnett and Becky Johnson for all their time and effort in helping the team this weekend. The specific awards earned by individuals and debate teams are listed below:

DEBATE:
Senior Division:
Jay Selnick and Gene Yonemoto - Semifinalists, Third Place
Jay Selnick - 11th Place Speaker
Junior Division:
Chelsea Hettrick and Bradford Lindenmeyer - Semifinalists, Third Place
Sarah Barnes and Josh Cangelosi - Quarterfinalists, Fourth Place
Kaz Trypuc and Jessica Vance - Octafinalists, Fifth Place
Kaz Trypuc - 10th Place Speaker
Josh Cangelosi - 9th Place Speaker
Sarah Barnes - 4th Place Speaker
Novice Division:
Rachel Williams and Carissa Phillips - Second Place Finish
Troy Funk and Dominique Marino - Quarterfinalists, Fourth Place
Jennifer Castelli and David Purinton - Double Octafinalists, Sixth Place
Jeff Birdsell, Holly Lavagnino, & Jared Callahan, Double Octafinalists
Kate Leckington - 19th Place Speaker
Dominique Marino - 16th Place Speaker
Troy Funk - 14th Place Speaker
David Purinton - 9th Place Speaker
LeAnn Wiley - 7th Place Speaker
Rachel Williams - 5th Place Speaker
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
Rhetorical Criticism:
Kelly Hansch - 2nd Place, Novice
Katie Flynn - Finalist, Novice
Impromptu -:
Josh Cangelosi - 2nd Place, Junior
Programmed Oral Interpretation
Kaz Trypuc - Finalist
Extemporaneous Speaking:
David Purinton - Finalist, Novice
Josh Cangelosi - 3rd Place, Junior
Brad Lindenmeyer - Finalist, Junior
Kaz Trypuc - Finalist, Senior
Janae Magee - Finalist, Senior
Shannon Hutchison - 2nd Place, Senior
Poetry Interpretation:
Jennifer Castelli, Finalist, Novice
Novice Duo Interpretation:
Jared Callahan and David Purinton - 2nd Place, Novice (no final round held)