Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The UWG Debate team finished its season with a tremendous finish at Northwestern University in Illinois. The team of Georgia residents Vince Binder of Gainesville and Jim Schultz of Jupiter placed second out of 137 teams in the finals.
Dr. Michael Hester, director of UWG Debate, tried to put their accomplishment in context.
“Vince and Jim became the first UWG team in at least 25 years to reach the semifinals of both the Wake Forest and Northwestern tournaments, which are the two largest tournaments of the regular season,” said Hester. “They've been a top ten team all season, and their run to the finals at Northwestern is an exclamation point to their season.”
The Binder and Schultz team completed the preliminary rounds with a record of 6-1, trouncing teams from Towson, Michigan State, Wake Forest, John Carroll and Missouri State Universities. Their only loss went to Southern California in round 5.
Next up for UWG Debate is the post-season beginning with the District VI qualifying tournament at Georgia State University at the end of February. For more information on the UWG Debate program, call 678-839-6636.