The first APDA tournament of the 2016-17 academic year took place on September 3-4 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Naturally, RUDU kicked off the new year to a great start by snagging a team award and a varsity speaker award! The teams competing were:
- Pasha Temkin ’18 and Max Albert ’19
- Naeem Hossain ’18 and a Temple hybrid
- Jeremy Kritz ’19 and a Temple hybrid
We were also joined by RUDU dinos Quinn Maingi ’15 and Russell Potter ’15!
Temkin ’18 and Albert ’19, at their first tournament as varsity debaters, made it to semi-finals and finished out as the Third Top Varsity Team of the whole tournament! They beat out the ultimate Brandeis/Tufts champions in the tournament’s preliminary rounds. Temkin ’18 and Albert ’19 are also now tied for the Second Team of the Year award on APDA. Temkin ’18 was also awarded the Eighth Varsity Speaker award at the Hopkins tournament.
Next week, RUDU will be competing at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Until then, RUDU will be doing demonstration rounds this Tuesday and Thursday and encourage all interested students to join us at 9pm in the SC&I building!