The Georgia Debate Union just concluded its 2016-17 season and it can be considered a huge success.
In the end of the year rankings, the Georgia Debate Union finished ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th amongst the college policy debate organization rankings.
UGA placed third in the American Debate Association varsity rankings, 7th in the National Debate Tournament varsity rankings, and 8th in the Cross Examination Debate Association rankings.
Teams representing the Georgia Debate Union won four tournaments over the season, including victories at tournaments hosted by Samford University, Liberty University, the University of Miami, and the US Naval Academy.
Teams from the Georgia Debate Union also placed third at the American Debate Association national championship tournament and the Lafayette Debates, an annual event held at George Washington University and sponsored by the French Embassy.
The Georgia Debate Union also qualified teams for the 28th consecutive year to the National Debate Tournament. Teams representing the Georgia Debate Union reached the elimination rounds of the NDT for the third consecutive year.
In addition to the team's collective success, members of the Georgia Debate Union saw individual successes as well in the form of various speaker awards, coaching awards, and service recognition.
The future of the Georgia Debate Union is quite bright - go Dawgs!
The Georgia Debate Union emerged victorious at the Crowe-Warken Debate Tournament at the United States Naval Academy, recently held over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in Annapolis, Maryland.
Edward Panetta, department chair and professor of communication studies at the University of Georgia, shares his thoughts on the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump:
Great analysis from a great political communication scholar and debate coach! Go Dawgs!
The University of Georgia was recently ranked as the 18th best public university in the US News and World Report's most recent rankings. That was a 3 spot jump from the prior year.
This news comes on the heels of UGA's recent top rankings in Kiplinger's and Forbes.
More about the US News and World Report rankings can be read here:
The Georgia Debate Union was recently covered in UGA's school newspaper, the Red and Black.
2015-16 was a very successful year for Georgia Debate and it's nice to see the great coverage and PR!
The Georgia Debate Union would like to thank the debate class of 2016 for their various contributions over the past 4 years.
Whether it be winning on electricity prices and nuke malthus too often, to thumping Oxford on drone policy, to judging entirely too many HS tournament debates, to repping Georgia public high schools, to preserving the legacy of Sequoyah FW, you collectively have made a lasting impact on the Georgia Debate Union.
Good luck at Deloitte, at KIPP, at Georgetown, and whereever future adventures take you.
AJ, Anushka, Chetan, Kristin, Lloyd, Robert, Vincent, and Will - thank you!