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.

 
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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.