TAMIU Forensics Team Places Third at Tournament
Posted: 9/26/13

TAMIU Forensics Team
Places Third at Tournament

Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Forensics Forum team made an impressive showing at the recent Lee College Kickoff Classic Tournament, earning a Third Place Sweepstakes Award.

TAMIU Forensics Team

TAMIU Forensics Champs
Texas A&M International Forensic Forum team members are pictured at the recent
Lee College Kickoff Classic Tournament, where they earned a Third Place Sweepstakes Award. In addition to the team award, the groupt earned individual awards. Pictured left to right are Albert Soliz, fifth place; Amanda Rodríguez, first place; Oscar Cortez, team award; Leslie Cortez, third place and Michael Guantos, team award.

Hosted in Baytown by Lee College, the three-day competition featured major universities from Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

Amanda Rodríguez, who earned First Place in Novice Speaking, led the TAMIU team.   Teammates Leslie Cortez placed Third and Alberto Soliz placed as Fifth Speaker.  Both Rodriguez and Cortez were Tournament semi-finalists.

Other team members representing TAMIU were Michael Guantos and Oscar Cortez.  As a team, TAMIU’s Forensic Forum outplaced Stephen F. Austin State University and College of the Mainland, both of Texas.

Forum president Rodríguez said she was pleased with the team’s performance.

 “I’m really happy with the performance of my teammates, and I think that their continued development, coupled with their competitive successes against some of the top programs in the country, is a positive sign of our success,” Rodríguez noted.

The TAMIU Forensics Forum is open to any undergraduate student, and no prior experience is required. The Forum’s first Fall general meeting will be Tuesday, October 1, at 5:30 p.m.  in Bob Bullock Hall 207.

Interested students can contact TAMIU instructor Joquina Reed at 956.326.2416 or visit the team’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/tamiu.forensic

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu