Debaters Make Final Four at USNA Tournament

Published on January 19, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Crest of the United States Naval Academy
Crest of the United States Naval Academy

Samford University debate team members Carly Davis of Windermere, Florida, and Wesley Staples of Killen, Alabama, competed in the annual Crowe-Warken Debates at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Jan. 16–18.

Davis and Staples earned a place in the final four at the tournament, defeating teams from the United States Military Academy, George Mason University and the United States Naval Academy. They scored a preliminary victory against the Liberty University team that won the tournament. Davis was named the sixth speaker.

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