The American Debate Association has ranked Samford University’s debate team tenth in the nation overall, and fifth in the nation for its junior varsity team.

Communication Studies professor and Director of Debate Ryan Galloway said the team’s recruiting class this year is part of its current success and a good reason to hope for more. “We are pleased that Samford has such a strong debate reputation and has such bright prospects for the future,” he said.

Samford’s current debate team includes:
Marquis Ard
Natalie Bennie
Erin Carley
Davis Kimball
Josh Morrison-Alvarez
Matt Sessions
Maggie Thomas


 
About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 12th nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.