Speech and Debate Team Year-end Results

The Speech & Debate team practices in a classroom

NPDA Nationals, Concordia Irvine

  •  The team of Alex Tseng and freshmen Dylan Clark advanced to the first elimination round of a very difficult field at this elite National Championship.
  •  NPDA Year End Rankings of all schools competing for the entire year, PLNU was awarded 7th place in the nation, and our Novices were listed as 2nd Place overall in the Nation.


Pi Kappa Delta National Speech and Debate Tournament Orlando FL:

  • Nathaniel Arroyave was named the National Champion in Open Division for IPDA Debate
  • Sarah LeGrande, Award of Excellence in Open IPDA
  • Tess Halbert, Award of Excellence in Novice IPDA
  • Brie Hosmer and Alex Tseng advanced to Quarter Finals in NPDA in Open
  • Ephraim Godinez Lozoya and Aiyanna Durepo, 2nd Place in Novice Finals.
  • Team Sweepstakes Superior Award given to the top 7 schools in debate, and Excellence Award for the top 20 Overall in the field of 70 universities

IPDA National Championship Abilene Christian University, Abilene Texas

  • In Team IPDA Brie Hosmer won Tenth Overall Speaker out of 130
  • Brie Hosmer and Alex Tseng advanced to the 2nd Elimination Round in Team IPDA.
  • In Open IPDA Nathaniel Arroyave won 18th Top Speaker and advanced to the third elimination round, Octafinals
  • In Novice IPDA Tess Halbert, and Ally Gilmeister both advanced to the second elimination round.
  • Avery Bosco took 17th Top Speaker in Novice
  • Mackenzie Robertson took 21st Top Speaker
  • Team Sweepstakes: PLNU tied for 12th in the Nation
  • Open Sweepstakes – tied for 7th Place school
  • Novice Sweepstakes – tied for 12th Place School