Bradley Speech Team Successful at AFA

April 8, 2014

The Bradley University Speech Team competed at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament April 5-7.  Twenty-six Bradley students went to the competition with 18 competing at nationals with Bradley for the first time. 83 colleges and universities from across the nation attended AFA.   The young Bradley squad placed 2nd in the nation as a team behind Western Kentucky University that won first place.  Senior Morgan Green tied for top speaker in the nation, taking home the 2nd place award after tie breaking procedures.


Results are as follows:

Top Overall Speakers
20th Gabby Dillon (sr)
12th Talan Tyminski (jr)
6th Kaybee Brown (sr)
Tying for the National Championship, but broken on tie breaking procedures-2nd place Morgan Green (sr)

Impromptu Speaking
Jerome Gregory (fr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Rebekah Gudeman (fr) 5th

Prose Interpretation
Gabby Dillon (sr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Morgan Green (sr) 2nd

Informative Speaking
Rebekah Gudeman (fr) Top 12 Semifinalist
Adam Rayzor (jr) 4th

Extemporaneous Speaking
Talan Tyminski (jr) 3rd

Program Oral Interpretation
Bryan Banuelos (jr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Morgan Green (sr) Top 12 Semifinalist
Kaybee Brown (sr) 2nd

Persuasive Speaking
Paige Ridgeway (so) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Julia Rabin (so) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Talan Tyminski (jr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Rebekah Gudeman (fr) Top 12 Semifinalist
AJ Curry (sr) Top 12 Semifinalist

Duo Interpretation
Savannah Jones (jr)/Dawne McClure (sr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Kaybee Brown (sr)/Dawne McClure (sr) Top 12 Semifinalist
Morgan Green (sr)/Gabby Dillon (sr) 6th

Dramatic Interpretation
Dawne McClure (sr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Morgan Green (sr) Top 12 Semifinalist
Gabby Dillon (sr) Top 12 Semifinalist
Kaybee Brown (sr) 2nd

Poetry Interpretation
Kaybee Brown (sr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Morgan Green (sr) Top 12 Semifinalist

After Dinner Speaking
AJ Curry (sr) Top 12 Semifinalist
Jerome Gregory (fr) 5th
Lauren Galloway (so) 3rd

Communication Analysis
Kitrina Baumgartner (jr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
AJ Curry (sr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Julia Rabin (so) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Jerome Gregory (fr) Top 24 Quarterfinalist
Abby Surprenant (fr) Top 12 Semifinalist
Talan Tyminski (sr) 4th