Welcome to Texas Debate
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The University of Texas debate program is a highly competitive program geared towards competing at the National Debate Tournament (NDT) and Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) national tournaments.
It is open to any undergraduate enrolled at the University. If you are interested in joining the UT debate team, please contact Joel Rollins at email@example.com.
We compete at both regional and national debate tournaments, allowing students from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels to compete.
Our program has advanced teams to the elimination rounds of the NDT every single year since 1990, a claim which no other program can make. The debate team alone has been ranked in the top 10 since 1990, and together with the Individual Events team, we have won 13 consecutive AFA NDT/NIET Joint Awards.
We offer scholarships and out-of-state tuition waivers to our most qualified and nationally-competitive debaters, as well as graduate student stipends for assistant coaches through the Department of Communication Studies. The program is funded through several sources, including the College of Communication, Student Service Fees, endowments, and self-funding through the UT National Institute in Forensics and the Longhorn Classic high school tournament.
Every UT team entered at the 2005 national tournaments advanced to elimination rounds! Alex More and Sara Apel reached the semifinal round at the NDT, with Brian Peterson and Sarah Heaton and Spencer Johnson and Mariesa Herrmann both reaching the double-octafinals. At CEDA Nationals, Claire McKinney and Varant Yegparian reached double-octafinals, and Jenny Davis and Chris Thiele reached triple-octafinals.
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