2012CUPSIWEBLOGO2012 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational

University of La Verne, April 18–21 

OVERALL STANDINGS [PDF]  

Championship Finals on April 21

Finals results 

  1. New York University (115)
  2. Macalester College (111.6)
  3. University of California-Berkeley (110.8)
  4. Stanford University (109.1)

Coaches awards 

  • Spirit of the Slam Award: University of San Francisco
  • Spirit of the Slam Award: Berklee College of Music
  • Best Writing By a Team Award: Wesleyan University
  • Pushing the Art Form Award: Emory University
  • Best Performing By a Team Award: Montclair State University
  • Best Poem: "Cathedral" by Isabella Borgeson, University of California–Berkley
  • Best Persona Poem: "Alexander Gram Bell" by Karly Fesolowich, SUNY–New Paltz
  • Best Funny Poem: "Couch" by Emily Weitzman, Wesleyan University
  • Best Love Poem: "Zombie Love Poem" by Stanford University
  • Best Individual Poet: Elizabeth Howard, Lewis & Clark College
  • Best Individual Poet: Dylan Garity, Macalester College
  • Best Individual Poet: Janani Balasurbramanian, Stanford University

 Best of the rest 

  • Jocelyn Ng, University of San Francisco
  • Sterling Higa, University of Hawaii–Manoa
  • Hali Pantrelli, University of California–Santa Cruz
  • Samantha Peterson, Lewis & Clark College

Semi-Finals on April 20

Bout 1 

  1. Macalester College (109.7)
  2. New York University (108.0)
  3. Emory University (107.7)
  4. Montclair State University (107.2)
  5. California State University-Northridge (105.3)

Bout 2 

  1. Stanford University (115.7)
  2. University of California-Berkeley (112.2)
  3. CUNY-Hostos Community College (110.7)
  4. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (108.9), and
    Virginia Commonwealth University (108.9)

Group Piece Showcase 

  • "Love letter from Virginia Woolf to Leonard Wolf," Berklee College of Music
  • "I dreamed about you," Western Illinois University
  • "Double consciousness," University of Washington
  • "Not about him," Wesleyan University
  • "How not to talk about Africa," Washington University

Preliminary bouts breakdown on April 18–19

OVERALL PRELIMS STANDINGS [PDF] 

Preliminary Bout 1A Results  

Room 212, Arts & Communication Building (ACB)
  • New York University (108.9)
  • University of San Francisco (103.9)
  • Occidental College (100.1)
  • Washington University (97.4)
 
Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium, Founders Hall (FH)
  • University of California–Berkeley (111.2)
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison (110.1)
  • Davidson College (103.5)
  • Swarthmore College (99.8)
 
Ludwick Ballroom B-D, Abraham Campus Center (ACC)
  • Emory University (105.0)
  • San Francisco State University (102.7)
  • Wheaton College (101.5)
 
 La Fetra Hall
  • University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (111.4)
  • Rutgers University (110.7)
  • Azusa Pacific University (110.3)
  • Berklee College of Music (110.1)
 
Dailey Theatre
  • Stanford University (117.1)
  • Western Illinois University (114.1)
  • Pomona College (107.8)
  • University of Maryland–Baltimore County (107.1)
 
Presidents Dining Room (PDR)
  • University of Washington (116.8)
  • Eastern Michigan University (115.0)
  • Brandeis University (111.9)
  • SUNY–Geneseo (101.6)
 

Preliminary Bout 1B Results 

Room 212, Arts & Communication Building (ACB)
  • California State University–Northridge (110.5)
  • Wesleyan University (109.8)
  • SUNY–Oneonta (109.6)
  • Barnard College (106.9)
 
Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium, Founders Hall (FH)
  • Macalester College (115.8)
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (114.8)
  • University of La Verne (111.9)
  • Emerson College (110.4)
 
Ludwick Ballroom B-D, Abraham Campus Center (ACC)
  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (113.1)
  • University of Hawaii–Manoa (111.3)
  • The Ohio State University (108.3)
  • Harvard University (108.1)
 
La Fetra Hall
  • Montclair State University (116.0)
  • University of Utah (109.6)
  • SUNY–Purchase (109.2)
  • Hamline University (107.3)
 
Dailey Theatre
  • CUNY–Hostos Community College (114.9)
  • Lewis and Clark College (114.8)
  • Middlebury College (113.1)
  • Dartmouth College (110.5)
 
Presidents Dining Room (PDR)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (118.6)
  • University of California–Santa Cruz (118.5)
  • Brown University (117.8)
  • SUNY–New Paltz (116.3)
 

Preliminary Bout 2A Results 

Chapel
  • California State University–Northridge (117.1)
  • Brandeis University (116.4)
  • Brown University (113.1)
 
Cabaret Theatre
  • University of California–Berkeley (110.5)
  • Middlebury College (108.8)
  • Pomona College (107.5)
  • University of Utah (106.4)
 
Ludwick Ballroom B-D, Abraham Campus Center (ACC)
  • New York University (116.8)
  • Barnard College (114.9)
  • Hamline University (113.5)
  • University of Maryland–Baltimore County (105.9)
 
La Fetra Hall
  • Eastern Michigan University (118.2)
  • Lewis and Clark College (117.2)
  • University of California–Santa Cruz (116.6)
  • Occidental College (111.0)
 
Dailey Theatre
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison (109.6)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (109.3)
  • SUNY–Oneonta (108.5)
  • University of San Francisco (108.4)
 
Presidents Dining Room (PDR)
  • Montclair State University (114.4)
  • Wesleyan University (112.0)
  • University of La Verne (108.0)
  • The Ohio State University (105.7)
 

Preliminary Bout 2A Results 

Chapel
  • CUNY–Hostos Community College (114.0)
  • University North Carolina–Chapel Hill (114.0)
  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (110.8)
  • Berklee College of Music (110.5)
 
Cabaret Theatre
  • Rutgers University (113.9)
  • Swarthmore College (112.1)
  • Wheaton College (108.1)
  • SUNY–Purchase (107.2)
 
Ludwick Ballrom B-D, Abraham Campus Center (ACC)
  • Stanford University (114.8)
  • Western Illinois University (112.5)
  • Washington University (112.4)
  • Dartmouth College (109.2)
 
La Fetra Hall
  • Macalester College (117.4)
  • University of Hawaii–Manoa (115.4)
  • SUNY–New Paltz (114.7)
  • SUNY–Geneseo (110.2)
 
Dailey Theatre
  • Emory University (113.4)
  • San Francisco State University (111.2)
  • Azusa Pacific University (109.5)
  • University of Washington (109.1)
 
Presidents Dining Room (PDR)
  • University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (114.6)
  • Emerson College (111.8)
  • Davidson College (110.5)
  • Harvard University (108.6)
 
Updated March 28, 2013