Bragging Rights: JV Debaters Win National Tournament

Posted: March 23, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: March 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Mason freshmen Ivan Kyagaba, a neuroscience major, and Taylor Nichols, a government and international politics major, qualified as the top policy debate team at the 2010 JV/Novice National Championship held March 11-14 at Towson University.

Kyagaba placed sixth and Nichols placed third as individual speakers, qualifying them for the overall win.

The team beat out nearly 100 other debaters nationwide. Among the participating schools were New York University, Cornell University, James Madison University, University of Rochester, University of Vermont, University of Oklahoma, Liberty University and University of Miami.

Warren Decker, professor of communication, directs the Debate Team.

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