Published on February 19, 2024 by Ryan Galloway  
2023 2024 Debate Group Photo

Samford University Debate had another strong outing this weekend, with junior Mary Grace Hammond and freshman Laurel Pack winning the junior varsity division of the Mid-Atlantic Region District Tournament, held Feb. 17-18.  Pack was named the first speaker, and Mary Grace Hammond was the second speaker.  This is the third tournament Hammond has won this semester.  The team won the division, defeating teams from George Mason University, Liberty University and James Madison University. 

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.