SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University debate team has accepted an invitation to compete in the annual “Run for the Roses,” a prestigious round robin style tournament Sept. 28-29 hosted by the University of Kentucky at Lexington.
“Nine colleges and universities are invited to this tournament, which is considered an early list of the teams in contention for a national title,” said Gonzaga debate Coach Glen Frappier.
Gonzaga’s top debate team of seniors Paul Kanellopoulos and Leah Moczulski will represent Gonzaga in the competition.
“Leah and Paul are considered one of the top returning teams in the nation,” Frappier said.
Following is the complete field of schools scheduled to compete in the tournament:
- Baylor University
- Georgetown University
- Gonzaga University
- Michigan State University
- Northwestern University
- University of Georgia
- University of Kansas
- University of Michigan
- University of Oklahoma
Gonzaga to Host State High School
Debate Tourney March 16-17 (2012)
Gonzaga, which consistently fields a national top 20 collegiate debate program, also has been selected to host the 2012 Washington State High School Debate Championship Tournament for the first time. The tournament is set for March 16-17 (2012).
“For Gonzaga, this tournament provides us an opportunity to give back to the local high schools as well as highlight our campus and program to prospective students,” Frappier said. “For local high school teams, it means thousands of dollars in budget savings as well as the opportunity for family and friends to watch them compete for a state title.”
The event also is expected to provide a significant and welcome boost to the Inland Northwest economy as 60-plus high schools, their debaters, coaches, judges and supporters will come to town for the three-day competition.
For more information, please contact Glen Frappier, director of forensics and senior lecturer for the communication arts department, at (509) 313-6663 or via e-mail.