Muskingum University first-year student Elizabeth Nease placed 4th in the nation among first-year competitors in Informative Speaking, leading to a national 3rd place team ranking in Division III for Muskingum’s forensics team at the Novice National Forensic Association Tournament.
The Novice National tournament was held at Bowling Green State University from March 8-10, 2019. The tournament featured 3 days of competition for first-year college and university students in 15 individual speaking events and individual or partnered parliamentary debate.
Ms. Nease is from Athens, Ohio and is majoring in Spanish, education, and environmental science. She presented her nationally-ranked informative speech on Muskingum’s campus on April 6, 2019 during an awards reception hosted by the University’s Communication, Media and Theatre department.
The Muskingum University Forensics Team is directed by Assistant Professor of Communication Rachel Pollock.