LSU Shreveport Debate Team Wins in Mississippi
December 05, 2011The LSU Shreveport Debate Team finished the first half of the regular season by competing at a tournament at Mississippi College. The team won the tournament and all three divisions of debate.
CALEB BROWN WINS THE NOVICE DIVISION
In the Novice Division, LSU Shreveport advanced 3 competitors and won the division. Cody Corley, a senior education major, went undefeated earning the top seed going into elimination rounds before losing on a 2-1 decision in the 16th round. Austin Lemoine, a junior biology major in his last tournament as a novice, made it to the elimination rounds as the 15th seed. Lemoine eventually faced fellow team member Caleb Brown, a junior education major, in the semifinals. Based on a coach's decision, Brown advanced over Lemoine making it to the finals. Then, Brown took the final round in the Novice Division on a 3-0 decision.
RYLAND AND BICKHAM TAKE THE VARSITY TITLE
In the Varsity Division, LSUS advanced 3 competitors and closed out the division's final round. Cody King, a junior business major, had a preliminary record of 4-2 and faced LSUS team member Kyle Bickham in the quarterfinals. Bickham, a senior communications major, advanced over King on a coach's decision and advanced to the final round where he faced fellow team member Kate Ryland, a senior communications and chemistry double-major. Both Bickham and Ryland share the Mississippi College Tournament Title.
LSUS' JOHN MAZUR WINS THE PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
In the Professional Division, LSUS advanced 3 competitors. Carissa Bethea, a junior mass communications major, advanced on a 4-2 record and earned a quarterfinalist award. John Mazur, an accounting major at LSUS, made it to the finals where he defeated the coach of East Texas Baptist University on a 2-1 decision.
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