Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-01-16

Samford University debaters Erin Ramsey and Logan Gramzinski claimed championship honors at a regional tournament hosted by the University of Florida Jan. 11-13.

The pair was undefeated in preliminary rounds before winning the final round 3-0 against Vanderbilt University to finish number one in a field of 20.

They defeated teams from Vanderbilt, University of Florida, Florida State and reigning national champion Emory University en route to the final round.

The Samford pair is the only team in its district to win two regional tournaments this debate season.

Gramzinski is a sophomore pre-law major from Covington, Ga.

Ramsey is a junior political science major from Peachtree City, Ga.