Forensics Students Take Home 70 Awards
While many were celebrating Truman's Homecoming, members of the University's Forensic Union were busy in Omaha, Neb., representing Truman in the Nebraska Double-Up Tournament. Twenty-four members of Truman's speech and debate team traveled to the tournament hosted by Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and Concordia University in Seward, Neb., Oct. 11-13. The event featured two separate tournaments in individual events, a debate tournament and combined honors for the weekend. There were 24 other colleges and universities in attendance, which included schools such as Rice University, the University of Nebraska, Purdue and Colorado State.
Truman topped the competition bringing home first place overall sweepstakes for the weekend. Truman also brought home first place in individual events at the Concordia portion of the tournament, second in individual events at the Creighton portion of the tournament, and first place in overall debate sweepstakes. A total of 70 awards were won by Truman students, including 11 individual tournament championships in speech and debate events, making this the largest total cache of awards ever won by Truman students in a single weekend.