April 7, 2000
KALAMAZOO -- WMU took third place at the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League's 2000 state tournament held March 17 and 18 at WMU.
The event, which was organized by WMU's Forensics Team of Competitive Speech, Theatre and Debate, drew 94 participants from 11 public and private institutions, the largest number of schools ever to compete in the tournament. Eastern Michigan University came in first while Central Michigan University took second place.
The 2000 state tournament also gave individual competitors one last opportunity to qualify for this year's National Forensics Association tournament April 13-17 at Ohio University. Fourteen WMU students are now qualified to take part in the national tournament.
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