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UMKC Debate Team finishes season at National Debate Tournament

April 10th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Matthew Vega, director of debate; Juan Garcia; Andrew Allsup; Malcolm Gordon, assistant director of debate

[The following was provided by Communications Studies, College of Arts and Sciences.]

The UMKC Debate Team concluded its season last weekend at the National Debate Tournament, hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. For the second straight year, UMKC’s Andrew Allsup and Juan Garcia qualified to participate in the tournament along with 77 teams from across the country.

Allsup and Garcia finished the preliminaries with a 5-3 record, including wins against teams from University of Wyoming, Missouri State University, University of Georgia and the University of Texas-San Antonio. All teams with a winning record qualified for the elimination rounds. Allsup and Garcia drew the team from Georgetown University. While UMKC lost the round, it is the first time since 2007 that a UMKC team has qualified for the elimination rounds.

Both members will return for their final year debating at UMKC next year.