Published on April 12, 2009  

The debate team continued its success in the 2008-2009 season, qualifying a team to the National Debate Tournament in Austin, TX, and winning the Vanderbilt debate tournament in October. Junior political science major Logan Gramzinski won the SEC Varsity debater of the year at the district qualifying meet in Atlanta, Georgia, and he and his partner, Dan Bagwell, a freshman this year at Samford, placed 3rd at the SEC district meet to qualify for the National Tournament.

The team showed great success at multiple local, regional, and national tournaments, being ranked 27th in the nation by the Cross-Examination debate association in the spring.