CSUB News

 

NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APRIL 9, 2001

CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

 

 

CSUB debate ends season

 

California State University, Bakersfield debaters Jeremy Peterson and David Wells struggled against an onslaught of East Coast and Midwest universities at the recent 55th annual National Debate Tournament held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Wells and Peterson defeated the teams from George Washington University, Miami of Ohio, and North Texas State University, said Omar G. Guevara, CSUB director of forensics. "Unfortunately, they lost some heartbreakingly close debates against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Georgia, Baylor University, and Arkansas State University," he said. "After three, 14-hour-days arguing almost non-stop, CSUB was finally removed from elimination round consideration."

The National Debate Tournament marks the end of the 2000-2001 competitive debate season. The most recent varsity rankings, issued March 15, placed CSUB as the 17th best program in the nation.

The 2001-2002 season begins on July 15. Questions regarding CSUB Debate should be directed to Guevara at 661/664-2206.

 

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