PSCFA Spring Championships / Cal State Northridge

Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2001 (All day) - Sunday, March 4, 2001 (All day)
Location: 
Cal State Northridge

PSCFA Spring Championships / Cal State Northridge


Out of 38 colleges and universities from California, Arizona, and Utah competing at the PSCFA Spring Championship Tournament, Point Loma won Third Place School Sweepstakes honors in the Four Year School division this past weekend at Cal State Northridge. More importantly though, for the second time in a row Pt Loma teams closed out the final round in Open Division Parliamentary Debate. This is a very difficult accomplishment, especially with the many talented programs we compete against, including USC, Claremont, Azusa Pacific, Cal State Long Beach to name but a few of the top debate programs in our region. Prior to this tournament Pt Loma was ranked in Fourth Place in the nation for the year long sweepstakes race behind Berkeley, Central Missouri State University and Carroll College. The strong showing this weekend should have advanced us into Third Place, one point behind Second Place. This is effectively our last major tournament before the National Championship Tournament to be held in Denver in a few weeks. Other schools may still have more tournaments which could push them past us on the year end listing. We have been fortunate to finish in the top five places (or tied for fifth) in the nation amongst all colleges and universities each of the last four seasons, it would be nice to be able to keep that streak alive.
We are also very proud to announce that our team President, Rick Travis, has been honored with the Carl Bovero Award of Excellence for being the outstanding competitor from a four year college or university in our PSCFA Region. Rick will be attending graduate school in the L A/Orange County area where he will probably become a director of Speech and Debate for another program. Although for such a smart guy, I can't for the life of me figure out why he would want to do something like that. :-)
The debate team would especially like to thank the following faculty members for helping as Forensics Fellows this year and for the next few weeks. Their assistance has been invaluable and our students' improved understanding of the areas lectured upon by these Forensics Fellows has helped tremendously in rounds where their topics were debated. So special thanks to Kim Schaeffer, Ron Kirkemo, Mike McKinney, Jim Mceliece, and Kim Fulcher. You other faculty members might be amazed to learn how much of what you teach in your classes the students bring into their debates. Thank you all for your support.
The specific results for the Spring Champs Tournament are shown below:
Parliamentary Debate Results:
Senior Division:
Top Speaker Honors:
16th Place - Janae Magee
14th Place - Katie Angliss
13th Place - Jay Selnick
7th Place - Rick Travis
5th Place - Phil Rath
4th Place - Jason Anderson
Team Results
Rick Travis and Phil Rath, and Katie Angliss and Jason Riley Tied for First Place closing out Finals
Jason Anderson and Janae Magee won Fourth Place dropping in Quarter Finals
Jeff Anderson and Evan Rutledge won Fifth Place dropping in Octa Finals
Junior Division:
Top Speaker Honors:
19th Place - Jessica Vance
17th Place - Shannon Hutchison
9th Place - Joelle Pendergrass
6th Place - Brad Lindenmeyer
Team Results: (all four of these teams began the year as novices but were bumped up to tougher competition)
Brad Lindenmeyer and Chelsea Hettrick won Third Place, dropping in Semi Finals
Shannon Hutchison and Joelle Pendergrass won Fourth Place, dropping in Quarters.
Jessica Vance and a partner from another school won Fifth place, dropping in Octa Finals
Josh Cangelosi and Sarah Barnes won Fifth Place,
dropping in Octa Finals.
Individual Events:
Katie Angliss: Finalist Open Prose Interp,
Jason Anderson: Finalist Open Extemp,
Jeff Anderson: Fifth Place Open Extemp
Josh Cangelosi: Finalist, Jr Extemp
Shannon Hutchison: First Place Jr Extemp
Brad Lindenmeyer: Second Place Novice Extemp
Joelle Pendergrass: First Place Jr Rhetorical Criticism
Phil Rath: Second Place Open Impromptu, First Place
Open Impromptu
Jason Riley: Fourth Place Open Extemp
Jay Selnick: Fifth Place Open Impromptu, Third Place
Jr Rhetorical Criticism,
Rick Travis: First Place Open Impromptu,
Gene Yonomoto: Finalist Open Impromptu,