Adam Bomeisl gives his opening opposition speech during the final round of Vassar on the first day of December 2012.  Fellow finalists from Brandeis and partner Russell Potter furiously take notes on his remarks.  Bomeisl and Potter won the round on a 4-1 decision, winning the tournament.
Adam Bomeisl gives his opening opposition speech during the final round of Vassar on the first day of December 2012. Fellow finalists from Brandeis and partner Russell Potter furiously take notes on his remarks. Bomeisl and Potter won the round on a 4-1 decision, winning the tournament.

After winning Vassar to close the semester, the Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) stands 4th in the rankings at the end of a term. This matches the highest-ever end-of-semester standing for the club, at the end of Fall 2010.

Below are the current standings for RUDU and its various Teams, Speakers, and Novices, as well as a detailed view of the point totals for each of the twenty-two ranked schools at semester:

College of the Year (COTY)
Rutgers University: 4th overall

Team of the Year (TOTY)
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter: 11th team
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi: 13th team (tie)
Ashley Novak & Gordon Morrisette: 16th team (tie)
Kurt Falk & Alex Jubb: 16th team (tie)
Arbi Llaveshi & Bhargavi Sriram: 59th team (tie)
Nisha Kumar & Sean Leonard: 59th team (tie)
Ashley Novak & Kurt Falk: 59th team (tie)

Speaker of the Year (SOTY)
Ashley Novak: 6th speaker
Sean Leonard: 26th speaker (tie)
Chris Bergman: 34th speaker (tie)
Alex Jubb: 43rd speaker (tie)
Russell Potter: 48th speaker
Kurt Falk: 49th speaker
Adam Bomeisl: 60th speaker (tie)

Novice of the Year (NOTY)
Sean Leonard: 6th novice
Sahil Bambulkar: 19th novice (tie)

Debaters Qualified for National Championships
Rutgers University: 3 (tied for 3rd)
(Ashley Novak, Adam Bomeisl, & Russell Potter)

American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA) Rankings

Rank College/University Points
1 Yale University 432.25
2 Brandeis University 283.50
3 Harvard University 153.25
4 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY 150.00
5 Johns Hopkins University 141.50
6 Swarthmore College 129.00
7 University of Chicago 97.50
8 Princeton University 88.00
9 George Washington University 71.00
10 New York University 62.50
11 American University 59.00
12 Columbia University 57.50
13 Brown University 55.00
14 Boston University 33.00
15 Bates College 23.00
16 Stanford University 16.00
17 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9.00
18 Dartmouth College 8.00
19 Smith College 4.00
20 Syracuse University 4.00
21 University of Maryland 2.00
22 University of Albany 1.00