PSC Forensics Team shines at 2011 IIFA State Tournament

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Prairie State College’s (PSC) Forensics Team continued its hot streak at the 2011 Illinois Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Tournament on March 4 and 5 at Northern Illinois University, with team members earning accolades in five different categories.

Nadia Crawley, of Lynwood, competed against opponents from four-year institutions to take sixth place in Communication Analysis in the Open Division. She also received second place in Informative Speaking and sixth place in Poetry Interpretation in the Two Year Division.

Hannah Grasse, of Flossmoor, received fifth place in Persuasive Speaking and sixth place in Speech to Entertain, both in the Two Year Division. Adriana Carr, of Park Forest, also participated in the tournament.

The team competed against Northwestern University, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Bradley University, North Central College, Harper College, College of DuPage, Moraine Valley Community College and others.

"We broke into the finals with half of our entries, which is extremely encouraging,” said Dave Naze, associate professor of communication and co-director of the Forensics program. “Illinois, in terms of community college and four-year school participants, is arguably the most competitive state in the country for forensics and our students continue to demonstrate that their commitment is paying off."

Elighie Wilson and Ed Schwarz, professors of communication, also coach the PSC Forensics Team.