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Student Brady Taylor Earns Forensic All-American Honors

Taylor one of just 13 students nationally to be named a 2016 AFA-NIET All-American.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 3-7-20164

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato student Brady Taylor was one of just 13 students in the nation named an AFA-NIET All-American at the 2016 American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament held April 2-4 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.

Taylor, a senior majoring in communication studies and minoring in mass media, is from North Mankato, Minn., and a 2012 graduate of Loyola High School in Mankato, Minn.

To be nominated for this honor, a student must be an active speech competitor in his or her senior year of competition. Students ultimately selected for this honor demonstrate strong competitive success in forensics, excellent academic records, and an impressive resume of campus and community service.

Taylor joins nine other Minnesota State Mankato alumni who have received this award since its inception in 2001.

Others include:

  • 2015 – Cade Shelton
  • 2014 – Margaret Pence
  • 2011 – Suzanne (Lumberg) White
  • 2010 – Jason Reisch
  • 2007 – Emily Kofoed
  • 2006 – Matthew Collie
  • 2004 – Heather Kaiser
  • 2003 – Chad Kuyper
  • 2001 – Seth Michael Smith

For more information on Minnesota State Mankato forensics, please contact faculty member Leah White, director of forensics and professor of communication studies, by phone at 507-389-5534 or by email at

More information on the American Forensic Association’s National Individual Events Tournament is available online.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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