Debate Team Ranked In U.S. Top Ten

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


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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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.