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Forensics

About the Speech and Debate Team

Students on the Towson University Forensics program participate in both speech and debate activities. Students who compete for the team travel to local, regional and national tournaments to engage in individual events, parliamentary debate and/or policy debate. We also offer students the opportunity to perform speeches and exhibition debates for the campus and local community in the form of performance showcases and public debates.

Affiliations

The TU forensics program is home of the first Maryland chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, the nation's oldest speech and debate honor society. We are also affiliated with:

2012-2013 Honors

Towson University consistently ranks in the top twenty debate teams in the nation. National Traveling Team Honors for 2012-2013 include:

Georgia State University, Sept. 22-24, 2012

  • Korey Johnson and Onynine Nwokie, Junior Varsity Semifinalists

Henry Clay Debates at the University of Kentucky, Oct. 6-8, 2012

  • Kevin Whitley and Lenny Herrera finish with a 5-3 record

Maryland Communication Association Public Speaking Contest, Oct. 12, 2012

  • Shaba Alam, 2nd place
  • Saidat Adeleke, 1st place

United State Military Academy, Oct. 20-22, 2012

  • Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, Semifinalists
  • Kevin Whitley and Lenny Herrera, 1st place
  • Korey Johnson, 10th speaker
  • Kevin Whitley, 5th speaker
  • Ameena Ruffin, 1st speaker

Harvard University, Oct. 27-29, 2012

  • Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson finish with a 3-3 record before returning early due to hurricane

Wake Forest University, Nov. 10-12, 2012

  • Kevin Whitley and Lenny Herrera finished with an even record
  • Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson finished with an even record

2011-2012 Honors

Georgia State University, Sept. 17-19, 2011

  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan Double Octofinalist
  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan received Honorable Mention in Top 25 poll
  • Towson University voted one of the Top 25 schools in Policy Debate

Henry Clay Debates at the University of Kentucky, Oct. 1-3, 2011

  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan Double Octofinalist, 6-2 record, 7th seed of tournament
  • Ameena Ruffin and Kevin Whitley, Semifinalist Frost Break out tournament, 4th seed
  • Ignacio Evans 9th place speaker, top 2% of debaters
  • Ben Morgan 6th place speaker, top 2% of debaters
  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan received Honorable Mention in Top 25 poll
  • Towson University voted one of the Top 25 schools in Policy Debate

United State Military Academy, Oct. 21-23, 2011

  • Ameena Ruffin and Kevin Whitley, Octofinalist, 4-2 record
  • Lucas Oliveria and Sofi Martinez, Octofinalist, 3-3
  • Kevin Whitley 3rd place speaker

Harvard University, Oct. 29-30, 2011

  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan, Octofinalist 5-3 record
  • Ignacio Evans 13th place speaker, top 2% of debaters
  • Ben Morgan 11th place speaker, top 2% of debaters
  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan received Honorable Mention in Top 25 poll

Appalachian State University, Nov. 11-14, 2011

  • Jean Michel Habineza, 8th place speaker

Wake Forest University, Nov. 11- 14, 2011

  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan Double Octofinalist, 5-3 record
  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan received Honorable Mention in Top 25 poll  

Cal State Fullerton, Jan. 4- 10, 2012

  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan Quarterfinalist
  • 4-2 record

District 7 National Qualifier, Feb. 25-27, 2012

  • Ignacio Evans and Ben Morgan, 4th team to qualify out of District 7; 6-2 record
  • Ben Morgan 6th speaker
  • Ignacio Evans 8th speaker
  • Kevin Whitley 12th speaker
  • Ameena Ruffin, 15th speaker

Cross Examination Debate Association Nationals, March 22-26. 2012

  • Ameena Ruffin and Kevin Whitley, #58 seed
  • 4-4 record
  • Ameena Ruffin, 35th speaker
  • Kevin Whitley, 47th speaker

National Debate Tournament, March 28-April 1, 2012

  • Ben Morgan, 67th speaker

 

 

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Phone: 410-704-2888
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Mailing address: 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252
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Pi Kappa Delta


The TU forensics program is home to the first Maryland chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, the nation's oldest speech and debate honor society.




 

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