TCU Speech and Debate on Home Turf

TCU Speech and Debate hosted the Cowtown Swing, the home tournament hosted on TCU’s campus, this past weekend, October 25th through the 28th. Twenty-Two universities and community colleges from seven states came to campus and competed at the 2019 Cowtown Swing. On top of dealing with all of their hosting duties, on Friday and Sunday,… Read more »

TCU Speech and Debate Showcases at Hub City Swing

The TCU Speech and Debate Team traveled to Hattisburg, Mississippi on Friday, October 18th to compete in the fifth annual Hub City Swing. Among the 19 schools competing, TCU took home 2nd in Individual Event Sweepstakes among several individual awards in both debate and speech events. We are incredibly proud of our first year memebrs:… Read more »

TCU Speech and Debate Opens Season with Success at Heart of Texas Swing

The TCU Speech and Debate Team began their 2019-2020 season with great success at the Heart of Texas Swing hosted by Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. We are extremely proud of our newest members Ryan Debish, Sarah Douglas, Jared Bautista, Kathleen Sandoval and Huy Nguyen for giving it their all. Individual results from both… Read more »

TCU Wins Overall Sweepstakes at the Southern Forensics Championship

TCU took home 1st place in combined sweepstakes at the 2019 Southern Forensics Championship, hosted at Louisiana Tech. University in Ruston, LA. Full results below: Azhan Hasan: Champion in IPDA Debate 2nd place, IPDA Speaker award 2nd place, Extemporaneous Speaking 2nd place, Editorial Impromptu Speaking Semifinalist, Impromptu Speaking Sarah Nichols 2nd place, Parliamentary Debate 6th… Read more »

TCU Continues Success at Christmas Classic

The TCU Speech and Debate Team had a great showing at the Christmas Classic Tournament at Oklahoma City University. The team took second place in combined sweepstakes for the weekend. Full results listed below: Christmas Classic, Part 1:  Sarah Nichols:  Champion, Open Parliamentary Debate 3rd Place, Open Extemporaneous Speaking 4th Place, Open Impromptu Speaking Veronika Bondarenko: … Read more »

Speech and Debate Hosts iDebate Rwanda

    The TCU Speech and Debate hosted the iDebate team from Rwanda and engaged in a public Parliamentary Debate on October 9th, 2018. The resolution was as follows: Resolved: This house believes democracy demands character assessment, not caricature assassination.  Team President Sarah Nichols and Vice- President Veronika Bondarenko were on the side of the government

TCU Speech and Debate Opens Season with Success at Storm Classic

The TCU Speech and Debate Team began their 2018-2019 season with great success at the Storm Classic hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. Overall, the team placed third in sweepstakes. Individual results from both days are listed below:  Storm Classic Swing Tournament, Part 1 Veronika Bondarenko: Quarterfinalist, Open Parliamentary Debate 1st Place, Impromptu… Read more »

TCU Speech and Debate seeks new talent

The TCU Speech and Debate Team will be hosting open auditions for the 2018-2019 season during the week of August 27! Competition is open to all undergraduates at TCU without a previous Bachelor’s degree. To request an audition, please email Dr. Amorette Hinderaker at a.hinderaker@tcu.edu.

Team Officers Showcase at the Great Texan Debate

Team President Veronika Bondarenko and Vice President Azhan Hasan traveled to Stephenville, Texas, for a public debate against Tarleton State University. It resulted in a tie by a 50/50 vote of the 200-person audience.

Horned Frog Success at Pi Kappa Delta and NFA, 2018

The TCU Speech and Debate team earned several individual awards at the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament in Nashville, Tennesee. Full results are listed below: Veronika Bondarenko: Sixth, Impromptu; Semifinalist, Editorial Impromptu; Semifinalist, Parliamentary Debate; Seventh, Parliamentary Speaker; Excellent, Extemporaneous Azhan Hasan: Quarterfinalist, IPDA Debate; Fifth, Extemp Commentary; Sixth, Debate Speaker; Excellent, Extemporaneous; Excellent, Informative… Read more »

TCU Crushes the Competition at Christmas Classic

The TCU Speech and Debate squad earned several nutcrackers and the top overall sweepstakes award at the Christmas Classic in Cameron, Oklahoma. Full results are listed below: Christmas Classic, Part 1 Sarah Nichols 5th place, Impromptu Speaking Semifinalist, Parliamentary Debate 1st place, After Dinner Speaking Veronika Bondarenko 2nd place, Impromptu Speaking 3rd place, Persuasive Speaking… Read more »

TCU Tops the Field at Sooner Showdown

The TCU Speech and Debate squad took home top honors from Norman, Oklahoma. The team took home the overall first place school award, along with several top individual performance awards, and two first-year members of the team earned their first finals appearances. Full results are listed below: Sooner Showdown, Part 1 Shane Brewer Quarterfinalist, Parliamentary… Read more »