Two WSU debate teams qualify for national tournament
Mar 12, 2009 11:10 AM | Print
The Wichita State University debate teams of Eric Robinson and Matt Coleman, and Patrick Rinker and Brian Box, have earned coveted invitations to the 2009 National Debate Tournament (NDT) being held March 26-30 at the University of Texas.
It has been about 10 years since WSU has qualified two teams to the national tournament, and it's only the third time in more than 60 years.
Only 78 teams – 10 percent of all the teams that debate across the country – are invited to the prestigious tournament.
Senior Matt Coleman will make his fourth appearance at the tournament.
Only a few students from across the country attend the NDT four times, and Coleman will join an elite company of college debaters who have accomplished this feat.
Coleman and Robinson's current debate record is 53-12, an 81 percent winning record.
Rinker and Box posted a 6-2 record at the district qualifying tournament to earn their spot.
WSU makes case for special funding priorities
Revisions made to parking plan
High School Guest Program offering $500 scholarships
Collaboration to benefit WSU students
WSU camps introduce youth to engineering
Multi-disciplinary field study
WSU Foundation finishes strong year
WSU director to speak on racial profiling
WSU research uses all types of people
Shuttle system adds new stops
Permits to be required to park on main campus
WSU names new director of AEGD program
WSU reorganizes admin structure
WSU, WuShock logo at IndyCar Series
WSU hosting ACT Prep Workshop
New Health Professions dean honored
Wichita State welcomes FarmHouse fraternity to campus
WSU grad overcame tragedy to earn her degree
Flint Hills Media Project covers Butler County
WSU to host forums for returning adults
'Forty Years/Forty Stories' at WSU museum