Talking Saints Bring Home Third Place Trophy

Monday, November 4, 2019

Pictured Above: Mariah Hurd, Michael Fuller, Tanner Geiss, Aislinn Deavel (front left) and Nicole Williams (front right)

HELENA – Four first-year Carroll College Talking Saints joined forces with one senior and the five of them won the third-place school sweepstakes award at the Whitworth University tournament held in Spokane, Washington, October 26–27.

Senior Michael Fuller of Helena won four awards, including first in poetry, third in presidential address and fifth in prose. First-year Maria Hurd of Seattle, Washington, placed second in novice prose. First-year Tanner Geiss of Huntley, Montana, placed second in novice impromptu. First-year Aislinn Deavel of Sheridan, Montana, placed fifth in novice prose.

“Somehow that beautiful third place sweepstakes trophy looks bigger and brighter than others in the squad room,” said coach Brent Northup. “For the five of them to make such a big splash was wonderful. They came home very excited and wanted to add events and practice.”

The students were thrilled.

“We went for a fun and enjoyable experience,” said Geiss. “And came out with just that and third in sweeps!”

The Talking Saints head to Casper, Wyoming, on November 1 and 2, before finishing the semester at the first regional championship tournament at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, on November 8-10.