Louisiana College debate team announces 2007-2008 members

November 2nd, 2007

Pineville, LA…Louisiana College announces the 2007-2008 debate team members:

Juniors:  Tony Alonzo, Jr. (T.J.) and Kris Lee; sophomore: Eric Puckett; and freshmen: Lauren Dunn, Glynn Johnson, and Lucas Moncada.

The LC debate team, along with new coach, Scott Loyd, has traveled to three area tournaments so far this fall.  The first tournament was in September, at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where Kris Lee won the entire tournament in his division.  He also was elected Best Speaker.  Scott Loyd advanced to the semi-finals in the Open Division, which is designated for coaches and other graduate- level students.

Early in October, the team traveled again to Arkansas to compete at the University of Arkansas-Monticello.  In that tournament, Lauren Dunn went 6-0 in the novice division and advanced to the quarterfinals.  Eric Puckett won Best Speaker in his division and advanced to the octofinals.

Most recently, the team debated at a large tournament hosted at the University of Louisiana- Monroe. Eric Puckett advanced, but was defeated in the semi-finals.  Kris Lee advanced to quarterfinals, and Lauren Dunn had a winning record of 4-2.