Liberty University Debate Team Sweeps Championships for Fourth Straight Season

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The Liberty University Debate Team has swept policy debate’s sweepstakes rankings for the fourth consecutive season, earning top slots in all three governing organizations’ national championships.

The 2011-12 Liberty University Debate Team.

The Liberty University Debate Team has swept policy debate’s sweepstakes rankings for the fourth consecutive season, earning top slots in all three governing organizations’ national championships – the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA), National Debate Tournament (NDT) and the American Debate Association (ADA).

The announcement of Liberty as the winner of the 2012 NDT championship in May finalized their sixth single-season sweep of all three championships. This marks Liberty’s fourth consecutive CEDA sweepstakes championship, its sixth in the last seven years, and the Flames’ ninth consecutive and 15th overall ADA championship.

Liberty remains the only school in the history of collegiate debate to win all three championships in a single season and has earned 31 national rankings championships since 1995.

The Liberty University Debate Team competes at the highest levels of intercollegiate policy debate and recruits debaters of all experience levels. For more information, visit http://www.liberty.edu/debate or contact Director of Debate Michael Hall, (434) 582-2080.

Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Va., is the world’s largest Christian university. Nearly 100,000 students attend classes on its 6,800-acre residential campus and study in its thriving online education program.

2011-12 American Debate Association Final Rankings:

1. Liberty University

2. James Madison University

3. George Mason University

4. Vanderbilt University

5. University of Florida

6. Wayne State University

7. University of Mary Washington

8. Wake Forest University

9. University of Kentucky

10. United States Naval Academy

2011-12 CEDA Final Rankings

1. Liberty University

2. Northwestern University

3. Oklahoma University

4. United States Military Academy

5. Kansas City Kansas Community College

6. University of Florida

7. University of Michigan

8. Vanderbilt University

9. George Mason University

10. Binghamton University

2011-12 NDT Final Rankings

1. Liberty University

2. Northwestern University

3. Oklahoma University

4. Kansas City Kansas Community College

5. University of Kansas

6. James Madison University

7. Georgetown University

8. University of Michigan

9. George Mason University

10. Binghamton University

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