Debate Team Continues Winning Streak In New Year

The SHSU Speech and Debate Team began the 2009-2010 academic year with a victory during the first International Public Debate Association tournament of the fall.

Clayton Goss, who tied for a 3rd place national rank last year, defeated more than 50 competitors from 10 different universities to become the tournament champion. Jeremy Coffman advanced to the semifinals round, taking 3rd place in the tournament.

The Henderson State Warm-up, held Sept. 19-20 on the Henderson State campus in Arkadelphia, Ark., also included competitors from Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, University of Central Arkansas, East Texas Baptist and Union University.

Upcoming Debates for Fall 2009

Oct. 9-11 Weevil Wars, University of Arkansas Monticello.

Oct. 23-25 2009 Oak Tree Swing II (IPDA/IE) Alexandria, LA

Oct. 30-Nov. 1 Lumberjack showdown, Stephen F. Austin State University

Nov. 6-8 Red River Classic, Louisiana State University at Shreveport

Dec. 4-5 Mississippi College Debate Tournament

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