Published on March 27, 2013  

The American Debate Association has ranked Samford University’s debate team tenth in the nation overall, and fifth in the nation for its junior varsity team.

Communication Studies professor and Director of Debate Ryan Galloway said the team’s recruiting class this year is part of its current success and a good reason to hope for more. “We are pleased that Samford has such a strong debate reputation and has such bright prospects for the future,” he said.

Samford’s current debate team includes:
Marquis Ard
Natalie Bennie
Erin Carley
Davis Kimball
Josh Morrison-Alvarez
Matt Sessions
Maggie Thomas
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.