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Congratulations to our 2017-18 National Champions!!
Tournament Sweepstakes- Union University Founders Sweepstakes- Louisiana State University-Shreveport Scholastic Sweepstakes- Union University Community College Sweepstakes- Bossier Parrish Community College Professional- A.J. Edwards/Colby Walker, Louisiana State University-Shreveport Professional Speaker- Clark Hubbard, Union University Varsity- Alex Fingeroot, Middle Tennessee State University Varsity Speaker- Lindsay Duede, Drury University Junior Varsity- Richard Bradley, University of Southern Mississippi Junior Varsity Speaker- Tate Volbrecht, Boise State University Novice- Jessica Rice, University of Tennessee Novice Speaker- Erika Mueller, Utah State University Team- John Beckham and Richard Bradley, University of Southern Mississippi Team Speaker- Skye Irish, Middle Tennessee State University
Season Founders Sweepstakes- Union University Scholastic Sweepstakes- Union University Community College Sweepstakes- Bossier Parrish Community College Professional- Leia Smith, University of Central Arkansas Professional Speaker- Leia Smith, University of Central Arkansas Professional Squad- Louisiana State University-Shreveport Varsity- Jerry McCauley, Bossier Parrish Community College Varsity Speaker- Kyle Hargis, University of Arkansas-Monticello Varsity Squad- Union University Junior Varsity- Matthew Lucci, Southern Methodist University Junior Varsity Speaker- Cole Hughes, University of Tennessee Junior Varsity Squad- University of Tennessee Novice- Mary Catherine Procell, Bossier Parrish Community College Novice Speaker- Mary Catherine Procell, Bossier Parrish Community College Novice Squad- University of Tennessee Team- Alex Fingeroot and Josh Hendricks, Middle Tennessee State University Team Speaker- Rigo Ruiz, Lee College Team Squad- Middle Tennessee State University
The IPDA Textbook is now available for purchase!
The International Public Debate Association is proud to announce that a textbook has been created that offers specific instruction on the IPDA style of debate. Edited by Dr. Pat Richey of MTSU, with contributions by a host of the top current and former IPDA coaches in the nation, this text will help you and your program train debaters of all skill levels to the highest possible standards.