ACU debate team takes national honors
For immediate release
March 26, 1999
The Abilene Christian University debate team competed in
the Cross Examination Debate Association's (CEDA) national
tournament in Carbondale, Ill. March 18-22, garnering
several top honors.
Kristina Campos, a senior from Dallas, was named to the
All American Debate Team. This award is given to only 30
debaters across the United States. According to the CEDA
constitution, "Recipients should demonstrate their
competitive excellence, measured qualitatively or
of their commitment to fair play in the activity; and
evidence of their contribution to the success and well-being
of their forensics program."
Virginia Milstead, a senior from Peoria, Ariz., was named
to the Academic All American Debate Team. This is the second
year in a row for Milstead to receive this honor. This award
is given to only 30 debaters across the United States.
According to the CEDA constitution, "Recipients should
demonstrate personal qualities which show their
understanding of the role of intercollegiate debate in a
liberal education. They should show evidence of success . .
. in debate; excellence in their classroom studies as
evidenced not only by grade-point-average but by breadth and
challenge of study; and show a commitment to the betterment
of their community through outside activities."
The team was awarded second place in the South Central
Regional Sweepstakes. The South Central Region consists of
all the colleges and universities in Texas and Louisiana,
regardless of size, who compete in CEDA sanctioned
tournaments. Top honors in the South Central Region went to
the University of Texas at Austin.
Along with Campos and Milstead, other members of the team
include Joshua McDonald, a freshman from Garland; Alicia
Phillips, a freshman from Amarillo; and Charles Walts, a
senior from Abilene.
The team is coached by Dr. Jeffrey Hobbs, associate
professor of communication and director of forensics; Clay
Redding, a graduate student from Lone Grove, Okla.; and
Norah Howe, a graduate student from Colt's Neck, N.J.
Redding was recognized as one of the top debate judges in
the country by being selected to serve on the final round
panel of nine judges at the CEDA National Tournament.
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