The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Debate team won in the semi-final round of the International Public Debate Association's inaugural online debate tournament recently.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Debate team won in the semi-final round of the International Public Debate Associationís inaugural online debate tournament recently.

The debate team was named one of the top four programs. The tournament used the unique format of Debate Program versus Debate Program.

Other participating schools included Tulane, Union University, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, Fairmont State, Arkansas Tech, and Sam Houston State University.

Travis Adams, a senior from Blytheville, Arkansas was the speaker representing the team and was named third place speaker in the tournament. Michael Thomas of Chicago served as UAPBís program judge.

The research team members were Amanda McClendon (Little Rock), Giovanni Denestan (Dallas), Marcus McNeil (Little Rock,) Jarissa Greenard (Dallas), Pilar Gosha (Chicago), Chaka Leonard (Little Rock), and Crystal Jones (Chicago). The next tournament will be the Southern Forensics Championship Tournament at the University of Central Arkansas.