PLU Speech and Debate team out matches rivals

by Justin Eckstein, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Forensics

The T.O.H. Karl Forensics Forum recently returned from the Steven Hunt Classic at Lewis & Clark College.
Juniors Angela Tinker, Brendan Stanton, Megan Bowen and Tori Sullivan received recognition for reaching the elimination rounds.
Tinker and Stanton beat out 53 other teams, including rival teams: Willamette University, the University of Denver, Seattle University and Carroll College to compete in elimination rounds. Tinker and Stanton won their quarterfinal round but lost in semifinals.
“Last year we lost in quarter finals,” Tinker said, “so, I am very excited we made it to semifinals.”
The first tournament of the season also saw two break out stars: first-years Megan
Bowen and Tori Sullivan. Bowen and Sullivan both received speaker awards and were semifinalists in the novice division.
“I am very proud of the team this weekend,” Director Justin Eckstein said. “We have established ourselves as a regional power.”
The team will be traveling to the University of Vermont on Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
For more information about the PLU Speech and Debate team, visit To contact the team, email
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Samantha Lund

Samantha Lund was the Editor in Chief at The Mast, a student-run newsroom within Pacific Lutheran University, in 2015-16. Lund created Mast Magazine in 2015 to give students a forum for long form news pieces. She could be found writing for Pacific Lutheran University's Marketing and Communication site or interning at MOViN 92.9's morning talk show in Seattle. Other places to find her content include: Alaska Airlines blog and website, The News Tribune and The Bremerton Harald.

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