Friday, October 16, 1998 (All day) - Sunday, October 18, 1998 (All day)
San Diego, CA

Just a quick note to pass on the results of the San Diego State University Speech and Debate Tournament. 25 teams from 5 states competed at SDSU this weekend. Point Loma came in 3rd with a fairly small contingent. All but one or two of the Point Loma competitors at this tournament are new to the team this year. Many of our returning students were sick or out of town.

In Novice debate two of our three teams, competing in their very first tournament ever, advanced to the elimination rounds where they won Fourth Place awards. These award winning novice teams were Chris Iverson and Charmian Ellerkamp, and Erik Erwin and Jason Pfeiffer. The third team of Nicola Koch and Jessica Reichert were not credited with two of the wins they earned due to tabulation error and might also have qualified to advance to elimination rounds. Top five speaker awards were won by Nathan Brisby (2nd Place in Jr. Division), and Jennifer Burgess (3rd place in Senior Division).

In Individual Events, awards were won by the following students:

Nathan Brisby: 2nd Place After Dinner Speaking, 5th Place Drama

Nathan & Many Bouck: 3rd Place in Duo Interpretation

Jennifer Burgess: 2nd Place Extemp, 3rd Place Impromptu

Kanaan: 2nd Place Programmed Oral Interpretation

Nicola Koch: 4th Place Novice Persuasion

Next week we are looking forward to having the whole squad at Biola.