Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-11-23

Samford University debaters finished second overall at a recent University of Alabama Crimson Classic Debate Tournament.

Two Samford debate teams, Nick Agnello and John Wilkerson, and Chad Macumber and Erin Ramsey, tied for third place in the varsity division of the tournament. The teams defeated debaters from the University of Georgia, Miami (Fla.) University, Piedmont College, Vanderbilt University, Georgia State University, the University of Louisville and West Georgia College.

Agnello, of Snellville, Ga., and Wilkerson, of Macon, Ga., were rated the sixth and seventh place individual speakers in the varsity division.

Samford debaters Chelsea Sabo of Atlanta, Ga., and Patrick Denton of Collierville, Tenn., finished third in the novice division.

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 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 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.