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Antioch College Debate Team wins top honors at tournament

Yellow Springs, Ohio—November 11, 2013—In only its first year of existence at the new Antioch College, the Debate Team is already bringing home the hardware.

At the Ball State Invitational held this past weekend at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, the Antioch College student debaters brought home seven trophies, including four (out of five) distinguished speaker awards, two first-place awards for the team that won in the final round, and the 2013 NEDA Cardinal Clash Top Team Sweepstakes Award. The 2013 NEDA Award recognizes Antioch’s Debate Team as the highest performing team in the entire tournament, among other college and university teams which included the University of Dayton, Southeast Missouri State University, and Anderson University. 

This is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to the quality and motivation of the students Antioch has recruited to help us restart our historic college. The Ball State Invitational was only the second tournament ever for these students. We are exceedingly proud of what they have accomplished and excited about next quarter’s competitions.

“Students who participate in competitive college-level debate build critical logical and oratorical skills that will serve them well during a lifetime of meaningful engagement,” said Micah Canal ’08, dean of admission and debate team coach.

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About Antioch College

Antioch College is a small, liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Laureates, Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, notables in arts and culture, the sciences, the public sector, and business. Our innovative baccalaureate program integrates rigorous classroom learning with full-time work and community engagement. Commitments to social justice, sustainability, and global issues are important components of the Antioch College experience. A low student–faculty ratio provides Antioch College students with personal attention from professors who have a strong commitment to teaching. Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.


Nicole Wroten
Interim Director of Communications