Published on January 9, 2018 by Sean Flynt
Kiarra Broadnax, Kevin Aubrey, Dovie Stem and Moriah Windus
The Samford debate team of Moriah Windus of Ozark, Alabama and Kevin Aubrey of Lafayette, Louisiana, won the Cal Swing 1 debate tournament at the University of California-Berkeley Jan. 3-5. The pair defeated teams from St. Mary’s College, University of Nevada Las Vegas, California State University Long Beach, San Francisco State University and Indiana University before besting a hybrid team from Rutgers University and Binghamton University in the finals.
The team won 15 of 16 ballots at the tournament and Windus was named second speaker.
Kiarra Broadnax of Smith’s Station, Alabama, and Dovie Stem also competed at the tournament, defeating teams from the University of Washington and San Francisco State.
The busy debaters returned to campus to host Samford’s Bishop Guild High School Tournament and prepare for their next competition at the Hoosier Debate Tournament at Indiana University Jan. 20-22.
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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.