Topic: College of Communication Information and Media

April 11, 2008

Ball State University's student debate team recently won the team championship of the National Educational Debate Association's (NEDA) national tournament.

Under the direction of Mike Bauer, a communication studies instructor, the team topped 40 other college groups to claim the top prize of the March 28-29 event at St. Peter's College in Newark, N.J. Ball State previously won the national title in 2005.

The student group also won three team awards and five individual speaking awards.

NEDA emphasizes audience-centered debate and was founded by debate educators. For more information, go to