Samford Debater Chosen for National Debate Team
Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-03-27
Samford University debater James Radford of Madison was selected by the Commission on International Discussion and Debate to join this summer's American National Debate Team tour of Japan.
Radford advanced through a national multi-level selection and audition process to be chosen for the two-person policy debate team. The Samford senior English major will spend July touring universities in Japan and participating in a series of debates regarding international politics and American culture.
Radford was selected on the basis of his Samford debate accomplishments and skill, in addition to his broad academic and cultural interests.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.