Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold M.D. recently met with the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) award-winning MavForensics team. He congratulated them on bringing home a slew of honors from the 2019 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) National Championship. The MavForensics team ranked among the top 10 teams in the country.
Senior and Journalism and Mass Communications major Ameres Groves is the latest national champion taking the title in the prose interpretation division. This is UNO’s 8th National Champion in the past 10 years. Groves also placed 6th in Program of Oral Interpretation and made the semi-finals (top 24) in Drama and quarter-finals of the Poetry division (top 12).
In addition to Groves’ national title, the MavForensics team placed 6th in the nation for the second consecutive year. The finish continues a streak of finishing in the Top 10 national rankings for the 10th straight year.
Seniors Abbie Perry and Sarah Maul were two of 13 students nationally to be selected for the prestigious All-American Team. Team selection requires a rigorous application process where students submit their academic transcripts and resumes, community service and forensics record of success.
UNO was the only school in the country to have two members named to the 2019 All-American Team. (only 12 schools in the nation had one.)
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.