Texas Tech Debaters Score at Two Tournaments in December

After competing in two tournaments this December, the Texas Tech Speech and Debate Team has placed 25th among the top parliamentary debate schools nationwide.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Dec. 21, 2006
CONTACT: John Davis, john.w.davis@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2136

After competing in two tournaments this December, the Texas Tech Speech and Debate Team has placed 25th among the top parliamentary debate schools nationwide.

The team attended the Crimson Classic Nov. 3-5 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, and the Cameron Christmas Classic Dec. 1-3 at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla.

At the Crimson Classic, the team placed first in overall sweepstakes, making them the top squad in the tournament. Also, they placed first in the debate sweepstakes.

At the Cameron Christmas Classic, the team scored second place in overall sweepstakes and first place in debate sweepstakes.

Standout debaters include:

Crimson Classic

• Brian Horton, a freshman political science major from San Angelo, and Amador Juarez, a senior communications studies and Spanish major from Laredo, won first place in parliamentary debate.

• Erin Wyatt, a senior communication studies major from El Paso, and Rebekah Daniel, a sophomore broadcast journalism major from Gainesville, tied for fifth place in parliamentary debate with Tim West, a senior political science major from Amarillo, and Jacob Parks a senior English major from Midland.

• Juarez received first place in poetry interpretation.

• Wyatt received second place in persuasive speaking and third place in communication analysis.

• West earned third place in impromptu speaking.

• Horton received third place in informative speaking.


Cameron Christmas Classic

• West and Parks scored first place in parliamentary debate while Horton and Nicole Brown, a freshman pre-law major from San Angelo, scored fifth place.

• Amy McCarthy, a freshman political science major from Paris, and Sarah Saunders, a freshman political science major from Lubbock, won first place in novice parliamentary debate.

• Horton won first place in after-dinner speaking.

• Juarez won second place in dramatic interpretation.

• McCarthy earned second place in estpemporatneous speaking.

• West won third place in impromptu speaking.


CONTACT: Joseph J. Gantt, director of forensics, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-1328, joe.gantt@ttu.edu.