University of the Pacific Tournament

Friday, November 4, 2011, 12:00 pm - Sunday, November 6, 2011, 12:00 pm

We took a portion of the PLNU Speech and Debate team up to Stockton last weekend to compete at the University of the Pacific Tournament held November 4-6.  Competing with only a portion of our team and going up against over 40 college and university programs from across the county, PLNU came in 5th Place sweepstakes for 4 year universities.


Here are the results of the individual students:


Individual Events:


Open Poetry – Haley Courtney – Finalist

Open Impromptu – Sydney Awakuni – Semi Finalist

Novice Impromptu – Kayla Cook – Semi Finalist


Lincoln Douglas Debate:


Open LD debate: –          Kasey Graves                     Octa Finalist

                                                Ben Carney                         Octa Finalist

                                                Sydney Awakuni              Octa Finalist


Parliamentary Debate: 

Junior Division                   Kasey Graves & Frank Daniel      2nd Place

Open Division                    Ben Carney and Christy Wright Double Octa Finalists


Debate Speaker Awards:

Frank Daniel                       Second Place Speaker in Junior Division

Kasey Graves                     Eleventh Speaker in Junior Division


This was the toughest field of competition that we have hit this year, and the team came together well.  Alumni David and Kruckenberg and Ian Sharples were extremely helpful. 

Most of the team will be competing this Saturday and Sunday at the Grossmont Griffin Gate tournament here in town.  We look forward to seeing many other alumni there.