PSCFA Spring Championships Pasadena

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2002 (All day) - Sunday, February 24, 2002 (All day)
Location: 
Pasadena

PSCFA Spring Championships Pasadena

At the PSCFA Spring Championship Tournament this last weekend, the PLNU Speech Team experienced its own Olympic like moment. Thanks to the hard work of Professor Kathleen Czech and the extra effort of the entire team, Point Loma won First Place Sweepstakes Trophies in both the Four Year University division and in the Novice Sweepstakes category. We were competing against almost 40 colleges and universities from California and Arizona, including CSU Long Beach, USC, UCLA, SDSU, Azusa Pacific, and Biola University.
Eight of our debate teams advanced to the elimination round, which might tie or set a record for us. We won First Place in all three divisions of debate, Novice, Junior and Senior. We even closed out the finals of Senior Debate (meaning both teams advancing to the final round were from Point Loma, so they tied for First Place). This is the second year in a row we have accomplished the Senior division closeout at the Spring Championship Tournament.
Five of our Point Loma competitors were named to the PSCFA All Conference Academic Team for their outstanding grades. And Squad Captain Phil Rath had an amazing tournament winning Senior team debate, Top Speaker in Senior debate, First Place in Senior Impromptu, and Second Place in Senior Extemp. Not only that but he was honored by PSCFA with a special honor, the Bovero Award and scholarship, based on his performance and services to the community through the years. This award is voted on for just a select few students by coaches from other schools in the league and was well deserved by Phil.
The other accomplishments are listed below. Please pass on your encouragement should any of these students be in your class. We did not arrive back on campus until after midnight last night so they may be fairly bleary eyed for morning classes, I know I am. :-)
PSCFA All Conference Academic Team members from Pt Loma (this was about half the field)
Jaimie Augustine
Josh Cangelosi
Dominique Marino
Carissa Phillips
Rachel Williams
Debate Results:
Senior Division Team Awards
Phil Rath and Evan Rutledge - Tied For First Place
Jay Selnick and Gene Yonemoto - Tied for First Place
Brad Lindenmayer and Shannon Hutchison - Fifth Place
Chelsea Hettrick and Joelle Pendergrass - Fifth Place
Senior Division Speaker Awards
Phil Rath - First Place Speaker
Evan Rutledge - Seventh Place Speaker
Junior Division Team Awards
Carissa Phillips and Rachel Williams - First Place
Sarah Barnes and Josh Cangelosi - Fourth Place
Troy Funk and Dominique Marino - Fourth Place
Junior Division Speaker Awards
Troy Funk - 6th Place
Sarah Barnes - 17th Place
Dominique Marino - 19th Place
Novice Division Team Awards
Jared Callahan and LeAnn Wiley - First Place
Novice Division Speaker Awards
Jared Callahan - 11th Place
LeAnn Wiley 12th Place
Individual Events Results:
Senior Impromptu
Phil Rath 2nd Place
Jay Selnick 5th Place
Novice Impromptu
Carissa Phillips Finalist
Novice Persuasion
Rachel Williams 3rd Place
Open Extemp
Phil Rath - 1st Place
Junior Extemp
Troy Funk Finalist
Novice Extemp
Ashleigh Livingston 2nd Place
David Purinton 3rd Place
Ben Wagner 4th Place
Novice Prose
Carissa Phillips 3rd Place
Novice Speech To Entertain
Jared Callahan 1st Place (determined without a final round)
Novice Poetry
Jennifer Castelli 3rd Place