Published on April 3, 2014
The American Debate Association has ranked Samford University’s junior varsity debate 17th in the U.S. at the end of the 2013-2014 season. Participating team members included Natalie Bennie, Erin Carley, Will Higgins, Josh Morrison-Alvarez.
The association also named sophomore University Fellow Bennie an Academic All American for her high grades and strong debate performance.
Team members and coaches will join with debate alumni and friends April 12 for a debate reunion. All are welcome to join in the reunion events.
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.