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LSUA's David Tubbs Wins 2nd Straight Debate Title

Released: 03/12/2009

David Tubbs, a junior at LSU at Alexandria, captured his second consecutive IPDA Novice Division championship of the season at the Oak Tree Swing Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by LSUA. Fourteen universities from five states competed in the event.

“I think David has an excellent chance of becoming overall champion for the entire debate season at the National IPDA Championship Tournament next month,” said Dr. Kevin Ells, debate coach and assistant professor of communication studies. “His progress has been quite impressive, and he continues to reinforce his research, critical thinking and logic skills in time-sensitive situations.”

Tubbs earned the first individual title in the LSUA Debate Team’s young history with a Novice Division championship at the LSU Mardi Gras Classic. He was runner-up and Louisiana Novice title holder in the Tri-State Championship in Bossier City. Tubbs, a graduate of Port Allen High School who served two tours of duty in the Iraq War, is a history major.

David Doyle, a senior history major from St. Landry, won Fifth Speaker honors in the IPDA Open competition and was a semifinalist in the Team Division.