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.

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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.