The UGA debate team of Brent Culpepper and Kevin Rabinowitz won the select invitational tournament held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Jan. 27-28. Culpepper is a speech communication and political science major from Bonaire. Rabinowitz is a business major with a concentration in insurance from Fayette County.
Each year, Dartmouth College invites the seven best teams in the country to compete in a rigorous weekend of debates. The UGA team was the only team to post a winning record. Culpepper and Rabinowitz compiled a record of five wins and one loss in the round robin event. The UGA debaters defeated teams from Dartmouth, Emory, Harvard, Kansas and Wayne State on the way to a first-place finish. As a result of this victory, UGA is now in possession of the Herbert L. James Trophy—one of the most prized awards in debate.