PSCFA Spring Champs, Moorpark College

Friday, February 25, 2011

PLNU’s Speech and Debate Team won First Place Sweepstakes in the four year college and university division, and Third Place Sweepstakes in the Novice Division at PSCFA Spring Champs this past weekend at Moorpark College in Ventura County. 

Of special note were four gold medal efforts in Parliamentary  debate and Lincoln Douglas debate, four academic  honors for the PLNU students earning spots on the All PSCFA Academic team, and a very special award, called the Bovero Award and scholarship, given to Ashley Nuckels.  The Bovero award is presented to one first place recipient and one runner up out of all the university students in the entire PSCFA region for the graduating student that best exemplifies the blend between forensics excellence and service to her community.  PLNU Senior Ashley Nuckels won the top honor.  Here are the other awards won by our students.

All PSCFA Academic Team:

Daniel Nadal
Margeaux Flannery
Ben Carney
Brian Bentley

Lincoln Douglas Debate:

Brian Bentley – Gold Medal Junior Division
MacLean Andrews – Silver Medal Open Division
Daniel Nadal –Bronze Medal Open Division

Parliamentary Debate:

Open Division Team:

Ashley Nuckels and Ian Sharpels: Gold Medal
Daniel Nadal and James Wilson: Silver Medal
MacLean Andrews and Michelle Diaz: Bronze Medal
Barbara Gausewitz and Alex Pineda: Bronze Medal

Open Division Speaker Awards:

Daniel Nadal – 8th Place Speaker
Barbara Gausewitz – 10th Place
James Wilson – 14th Place
Ashley Nuckels – 20th Place

Junior Division Teams:

Brian Bentley and Hailey Courtney
Ben Carney and Kristi Wright

Junior Division Speaker Awards:

Kassi Sandstrom – 3rd Place Speaker
Brooke Rakes – 15th Place

Novice Division Speaker Award:

Emily Shaffer – 3rd Place Speaker

Individual Events:

Ashley Nuckels: 3rd Place Open Extemporaneous Speaking
Ashley Nuckels and Hailey Courtney: Fifth Place Open Duo Interp
Margeaux Flannery and Victoria Roth: 1st Place in Novice Duo Interp (no final round)
Christy Wright: 3rd Place Novice Informative, Finalist Novice Impromptu

Our regular season is now over, and we head out to Christian College Nationals over Spring Break at Azusa Pacific University, and National Parliamentary Debate Association Nationals the following week at Colorado College for our Senior Teams.  Your prayers, support and encouragement have been greatly appreciated.