The UNK Forensics Team brought home their first National Championship from the National Forensic Association National Tournament. The competition was held April 19-23 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

The team placed first in the Presidents Division Three beating thirty-one teams. Junior Kirk Burtwistel of Stanton earned individual honors as a quarterfinalist in Impromptu Speaking. This placed Burtwistle as one of the top 24 Impromptu Speakers at the Tournament. Holand sophomore Carie Steele also represented the team at the tournament.