Host EMU finishes fifth out of 86 teams
Eastern Michigan University's Patrick Seick has won national championships in two Forensics events. The National Forensic Association Collegiate tournament was held on the Ypsilanti campus April 18-21.
The Middeltown, Ohio senior topped 199 other contestants from around the country to win the "improptu" category and beat out 140 others to win the "after-dinner speaking" event. Those finishes help boost Seick to third place in the overall pentathlon event.
EMU also was awarded the association’s Founder’s Trophy, given to programs for sustained success. Eastern has won the award five times since the first NFA event in 1970, tops in the country.