KEARNEY – UNK’s Jeremy Plumb and Sara Cooksley each qualified for nationals in forensics by recording top finishes in the March 7-8 District 4 National Qualifying Tournament in Eau Claire, Wis.
A sophomore from Omaha, Plumb qualified for nationals in two events, placing first in program of oral interpretation and fifth in extemporaneous speaking. He also finished sixth in informative speaking.
First-year team member Sara Cooksley, a freshman from Anselmo, also qualified in two events, placing fifth in program of oral interpretation and second in extemporaneous speaking.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney Forensics Team will take a total of six entries to the April 4-7 American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament in Tempe, Ariz.
Sophomore Alan Hurless of Ainsworth qualified at a previous tournament in impromptu speaking, while Plumb also qualified at a previous tournament in impromptu speaking.
The UNK Forensics team competed in 28 tournaments this season, recording 89 individual placings and receiving team sweepstakes placings in two tournaments.
In addition to its three national qualifiers, the team at the end of the season included junior Bryson DeKay from Lynch.
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