Bragging Rights: Mason Student Wins National Champion Forensics Title

Posted: April 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Mason’s award-winning Forensics Team placed fourth in the nation overall and had one of its members, Quincey Smith, take home the title of National Champion at the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament, held April 2-4 at the University of Nebraska−Kearney.

“Our Forensics Team members were Patriots every single moment, and they wanted nothing more than to make you all proud,” team director Peter Pober said in an email announcing the team’s success.

Smith, who placed in a number of different categories in addition to winning the champion title, is a team co-captain who is majoring in communication.

Following are the complete results:

Team Sweepstakes: 4th Place in the Nation

Individual Sweepstakes: National Champion: Quincey Smith; 10th Place: Jacob Abraham

National Finalists:

National Champion Communication Analysis: Quincey Smith

2nd Place Extemporaneous Speaking: Brennan Morris

4th Place Persuasive Speaking: Quincey Smith

4th Place Informative Speaking: Quincey Smith

5th Place Extemporaneous Speaking: Jacob Abraham

National Semifinalists:

Impromptu Speaking: Will Bellows

Prose Interpretation: Regan Fallon

Program Oral Interpretation: Katie Miller

Duo Interpretation: Sachi Barstein and Jacob Abraham

Extemporaneous Speaking: Rob Warchol

National Quarterfinalists:

Prose Interpretation: Quincey Smith

Impromptu Speaking: Jacob Abraham, Brennan Morris

Informative Speaking: Pat Mahoney

Program Oral Interpretation: Dylan Johnson

Extemporaneous Speaking: Michael Scott, Will Bellows

After-Dinner Speaking: Jacob Abraham

Communication Analysis: Michael Lynch

Poetry Interpretation: Zach Eisenstein, Nick Cox, Quincey Smith

Dramatic Interpretation: Sean O’Brien

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