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DePauw Debaters Defeat British National Team, Earn Top Seed at Washburn Tournament

November 16, 2005

DePauw Debate team 2005.jpgNovember 16, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University's debate team is on a roll as it prepares to compete in the national tournament this spring at Oregon State University. The team of DePauw senior J.J. Burns and junior Jenny Starcevich were the only undefeated team from a pool of 38 at the Washburn University Tournament held over the weekend in Topeka, Kansas. Burns and Starcevich defeated teams from Concordia, Drury, William Jewell, Creighton, and Nebraska to earn the top seed of the tournament going into elimination rounds. DePauw dropped a close semi-final round to the eventual tournament champion from William Jewell to earn a third place finish overall.

DePauw's debaters defeated the British National Team representing Oxford University and the University of Glasgow in a Halloween debate on campus.

To learn more about the debate team, click here