Belmont Students Advance at IPDA National Debate Tournament

On April 13-16, Belmont University sent two students to the IPDA national debate tournament in Shreveport, Louisiana. Both students advanced to the elimination brackets in their divisions.

Nazif Manaj, a senior political science major who is currently planning to attend Belmont Law in the fall of 2019, joined the debate team in January of this year. At the IPDA national tournament he competed against approximately 120 other debaters in the novice division and advanced to partial triple-octa-finals (top 45 in the country).

Tyler Redmon, a sophomore political science major from Murfreesboro, Tennessee is finishing his second year on the Belmont speech and debate team. At the IPDA national debate tournament he advanced to octa-finals (top 16 in the country) in the junior-varsity division. He was also awarded as the 7th place overall JV debate speaker at the tournament.

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