ETBU Debate Team – At It Again at Nationals

Posted by Tiger Pride in Academics, Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Honors, Research

ETBU Debate Team stops for a shot after the 2011 IPDA National Championship Tournament.

Quality education. Softball. Debate.  Some of the things ETBU is known for.

The ETBU Debate team is keeping the tradition!  Recently, the debate team competed at the 2011 International Public Debate National Championship Tournament in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Of a total 176 competitors from 23 different programs, ETBu took the 5th Place Sweepstakes award!

Not only did ETBu do great as a team, individuals such as Jeff Essary, whom, after a 5-3 prelim, marched into the semifinals before being eliminated.  Heather Matthews, competing in the novice division also compiled a 5-3 record and finished in the top 16.  Pancho Abad took 4th place out of 63 competitors.  Cayden McDonald compiled a 4-4 record and advanced to the Sweet 16 round before being eliminated.

Overall, a great tourney!  Way to go Debate team and GO BLUE!

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