WKU forensics team wins NFA national speech & debate title

Several of our Communication Majors helped to earn this National Title.

WKU News Blog

The WKU forensics team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National championship, hosted this year by Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, over the April 16-20 weekend.

WKU sent 47 competitors with a total of 185 entries to the national tournament. Of the total entries, 82 advanced to quarterfinal rounds, 40 advanced to the semifinal round, and 22 events made it to the final round of competition.

WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion with 797 points, while the University of Texas at Austin placed second with 527 points, and Bradley University placed third with 418.5 points. Other top 10 schools included Ball State University, Illinois State University, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University and Arizona State University. The NFA National Tournament hosted 79 schools and more than 1,700 entries this year.

The team was also crowned team sweepstakes champion in Lincoln-Douglas…

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