We just returned from Austin, Texas where the Mason Forensics team bested 50 of the top teams in the nation, including 9 of the top 10 in the most competitive tournament of the Spring semester prior to Nationals. Twenty-five of our 31 students advanced to elimination rounds with 47 different speeches and performances. No other team present came close to the number of students advancing nor the number of entries in elimination rounds. We won 8 individual Championships plus the Team Championship. In the 15 years of this competition, this finish is one of the strongest we have ever had, representing the breadth and depth of our team for the 43rd year of Mason Forensics. I am exceedingly proud of the work our Forensics Team continues to do and the honor they continue to bring to Mason.
January 20, 2014