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NDT Qualifiers

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The National Debate Tournament (NDT) began at the United States Military Academy in 1947. For the next 20 years, the NDT was organized and conducted by the academy. In 1967, the NDT entered a new era as the American Forensic Association, the national professional organization of forensic educators, assumed responsibility for the tournament. The NDT was moved from West Point and has been hosted by a schools across the United States. Boston College hosted the NDT in 1976.

At the first tournament in 1947, 29 colleges participated in five "seeded debates" and four elimination rounds over a three day tournament. Over the years, the tournament has expanded in size and 78 teams now participate at the NDT. Since 1970, it has been possible for a school to qualify two teams to attend the NDT.

Boston College first qualified to attend the NDT in 1962 and has been represented at the tournament by 38 teams. The Fultonians who have participated at the NDT include:

Teams

2013 Sullivan McCormick and Ted Kontopoulos
2012
Brendan Benedict and Michael Maerowitz
Alexander Carlman and Sullivan McCormick
2009 Matthew Maerowitz and Gabe Stacy
2007 Allen Best and Mandy Castle
2006 Allen Best and Mandy Castle
Doowon Chung and Jeffrey Sullivan
2005 Allen Best and Mandy Castle
Kevin Shatzkin and Jeffrey Sullivan
2004 Ben Bireley and Kevin Shatzkin
Allen Best and Mandy Castle
2003 Ben Bireley and Chris Schroeck
Kevin Shatzkin and Jeffrey Sullivan
2002 Ben Bireley and Chris Schroeck
2001 Jared Fields and Chris Schroeck
1996 Steve Bazyl and William Macy
1995 Wenyu Ho and Jack Minnear
1994 Wenyu Ho and Jack Minnear
1993 John Frantz and Jack Minnear (double octafinals)
1992 Craig Cerniello and Darren Schweibert (octafinals)
John Frantz and Jack Minnear
1991 Craig Cerniello and Darren Schweibert
1990 Craig Cerniello and Darren Schweibert
1989 Lisa Marie Ameden and Darren Schwiebert
Richard Smith and Ron Weed
1988 Lisa Marie Ameden and Christopher Gassett
1987 Chris Gassett and Michael Janas
1979 Steven Kelly and Eric G. Woodbury
1975 John Meany and Mike Reilly
1974 John Meany and Mike Reilly
1972 Robert P. Baker and Jane Osborne McKnight
1971 Robert P. Baker and John J. MacMillan
1970 Charlie C. Brown and Mark R. Killenbeck (quarterfinals)
Robert J. Hoenig and John J. MacMillan
1969 Charlie C. Brown and Mark R. Killenbeck (quarterfinals)
1968 Charlie C. Brown and David M. White
1967 Robert W. Halli, Jr. and David M. White
1965 Robert W. Halli, Jr. and Joseph T. McLaughlin
1964 Joseph T. McLaughlin and James J. Unger (2nd place)
1963 Joseph T. McLaughlin and James J. Unger (semifinals)
1962 William S. Abell, Jr., and James J. Unger

Individuals

William S. Abell, Jr.--1962
Lisa Marie Ameden--1988, 1989
Robert P. Baker--1971, 1971
Steve Bazyl--1996
Brendan Benedict--2012
Allen Best--2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Ben Bierely--2002, 2003, 2004
Charlie C. Brown--1968, 1969, 1970
Alexander Carlman--2012
Mandy Castle--2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Craig Cerniello--1990, 1991, 1992
Doowon Chung--2006
Jared Fields--2001
John Frantz--1992, 1993
Christopher Gassett--1987, 1988
Robert W. Halli, Jr.--1965, 1967
Wenyu Ho--1994, 1995
Robert J. Hoenig--1970
Michael Janas--1987
Steven Kelly--1979
Mark R. Killenbeck--1969, 1970
John J. MacMillan--1970, 1971
William Macy--1996
Matthew Maerowitz--2009
Michael Maerowitz--2012
Sullivan McCormick--2012
Jane Osborne McKnight--1972
Joseph T. McLaughlin--1963, 1964, 1965
John Meany--1974, 1975
Jack Minnear--1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Mike Reilly--1974, 1975
Chis Schroeck--2001, 2002, 2003
Darren Schwiebert--1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Kevin Shatzkin--2003, 2004, 2005
Richard Smith--1989
Gabe Stacy--2009
Jeffrey Sullivan--2003, 2005, 2006
James J. Unger--1962, 1963, 1964
David M. White--1967, 1968
Ron Weed--1989
Eric G. Woodbury--1979