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LSUS Debate opens season with big win

September 22, 2014

The LSUS debate team returned home late Sunday night from a weekend of competition at Lee College in Baytown, Texas with 14 awards including the overall tournament title.

LSUS entered 15 students in three divisions of debate.  After preliminary rounds, 7 advanced to the elimination rounds.  LSUS' Elizabeth Kemp and Colby Walker were the top seeds in the varsity and professional divisions respectively.  Each won their division.  In the varsity division, John Brown and Madelyn Snead made it to the semifinals and Prince Lofton and Lance Rich were quarterfinalists.  First-time freshman Dylan Sherwood advanced to the semifinals in the novice division.

As a team, LSUS placed first in the tournament with a total of 167 points.  The University of Central Arkansas placed second with 101 points and East Texas Baptist University finished third with 98 points.  

Director of Debate, Trey Gibson, said "I'm really happy with this start to the season.  We still have a lot of work to do, but this continues to show the quality of students we have at this university."

Next up for the LSUS team will a tournament at the University of Arkansas at Monticello on October 3-5.  This is usually a tournament that draws a lot of competition, so the LSUS squad will have their work cut out for them.

Like the LSU Shreveport Debate Team on Facebook and contact Trey Gibson, the Director of Debate for any questions. 

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