Forestry club wins big in Nacogdoches

Karon Parrish

   The University of Arkansas-Monticello Forestry club won for the 28th time in history at the recent National Forestry Conclave held at Stephen F. Austin University at Nacogdoches, Texas. 

   This makes the 12th win in the past 16 conclaves for Arkansas. The team not only won but won by the biggest margin of victory in recent times. 

   “SFA had never lost a conclave held in Texas so our students took this as a special challenge to beat SFA in their own back yard,” club adviser Lynne Thompson said.

   Injuries plagued the club members and Lori Andrews being one of those said, “I strained my back practicing then I hurt my knee in the Alpha Sigma Alpha volleyball game in Intramurals so I wasn’t sure how I would do.  I was really happy to make it through and even place third in the Jack and Jill crosscut.” 

   The 2005 conclave results gave the UAM club first place ranking in technical and physical events which gave them the overall score of 311 points compared to Stephen F. Austin’s 268.5 points.

   “They practiced hard and it paid off,” Thompson said.

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