[eDebate] DEBATERS CHOICE AWARDS 2007 -- RESULTS

Doug Dennis blackdebateguy
Fri Apr 27 13:25:31 CDT 2007


Not a slam on the DCA, but the state of debate the DCA reflects.

Sorry to interrupt the drama that is the DCA...

I just ?forgot my place?...thanks for the reminder, Steve.


On 4/27/07 11:02 AM, "Steven D'Amico" <stevendamico at gmail.com> wrote:

> I agree with Neil on a lot of stuff but this is kind of silly. This is a poor
> model taken by an opt-in survey of debaters. It gives little accurate
> information about gender preference in judges. If we want to talk about elim
> judging etc, fine, but this is just a couple of debaters.
>  
> Can we just have one year where DCAs don't turn into a controversy.
>  
> On 4/27/07, Doug Dennis <blackdebateguy at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> At least people are willing to LISTEN to a conversation about
>> under-representation of women in the activity. When someone brings up African
>> American inclusion, they're summarily dismissed. Thanks for holding it down
>> for the rest of us, Ed Lee, you were the ONLY BLACK AT ALL mentioned in the
>> DCA. 
>> 
>> Beginning to align myself more with Ede and Andy than I could have imagined..
>> 
>> DD
>> The Cruz 
>> 
>> 
>> On 4/27/07 5:46 AM, "NEIL BERCH" < berchnorto at msn.com
>> <mailto:berchnorto at msn.com> > wrote:
>> 
>>> It would be tempting to point out that the students in our community (as
>>> represented in the DCA voting) think the top 10 critics in the country are
>>> all men (as well as the top 3 new critics), but that's been done before
>>> More interesting to me is to learn that male debaters are funny and female
>>> debaters are gullible (questions 23 and 26).
>>>  
>>> Something to ponder...
>>> --Neil Berch
>>> West Virginia University
>>>> 
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>  
>>>> From: Burk,  Christopher R <mailto:crb012000 at utdallas.edu>
>>>>  
>>>> To: edebate at ndtceda.com
>>>>  
>>>> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 12:31  AM
>>>>  
>>>> Subject: [eDebate] DEBATERS CHOICE AWARDS  2007 -- RESULTS
>>>>  
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> The Debater's Choice Awards brings the power back to the  people themselves
>>>> - the debaters. Virtually every award in our activity is  decided by
>>>> someone other than a debater. The DCA lets debaters voice their  opinions.
>>>> 
>>>> Here's how it works. Only college debaters can fill out this  form. To be
>>>> eligible, you need to have attended at least one college CX debate
>>>> tournament during the 2006-2007 season. Voters have until noon (central
>>>> time)  on APRIL 26, 2007 to submit a ballot to me. Please e-mail your
>>>> ballot to me at  debaterschoice.awards07 at gmail.com <http://gmail.com/>
>>>> 
>>>> I will remove the name and e-mail  address from each ballot to ensure
>>>> confidentiality when tabulating the  results. Please only vote for one
>>>> person/team/tournament per question except  for questions 1, 15, and 16 Not
>>>> everyone reads eDebate so please forward this  message to your teammates
>>>> and friends. Please encourage debaters you know to  submit a ballot. I will
>>>> submit the results of the survey as soon as I can  tabulate them all, with
>>>> the exception of the first question.
>>>> 
>>>> PLEASE  NOTE: The process for the posting of biographies of the 10 best
>>>> varsity  debaters will change. Last year's process caused great uproar I'm
>>>> not willing  to be responsible for posting public commentaries that could
>>>> significantly  offend members of our community. I will still post the list
>>>> of top 10 varsity  debaters in alphabetical order. Anyone interested in
>>>> writing a bio of one of  those debaters can email me. I will designate one
>>>> person (or a coalition of  people) with the task of writing the bio of each
>>>> debater in the top ten. The  writers will have ten days to compose the
>>>> bio's and then the posting will  begin. Those bio's can and will be posted
>>>> to eDebate without my involvement or  editing. I encourage positive and
>>>> humorous bio's but the bio writers will need  to prepare to accept
>>>> responsibility for bio that she/he posts to  eDebate.
>>>> 
>>>> PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL SOON IF YOU WISH TO WRITE A BIO OF  A DEBATER
>>>> IN THE TOP TEN.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> EIGHTH ANNUAL 
>>>> DEBATERS CHOICE  AWARDS
>>>> 2006-2007
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 73 Ballots Counted (some did not have votes in  every category)
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> I've ranked the top three in each category and  occasionally more when the
>>>> voting was close.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> RESULTS:
>>>> 
>>>> 1.  Best Varsity Debater of the Year (please pick FIVE and rank in order)?
>>>>   (5 pts for each first place vote, 4 pts. for each second place  vote,
>>>> etc.) 
>>>> 
>>>> THE TOP TEN - Alphabetical Order
>>>>  Kathryn Clark,  Dartmouth
>>>>  Conor Cleary, Oklahoma
>>>>  Brent Culpepper, Georgia
>>>>  Malcolm Gordon, Missouri - Kansas City
>>>>  Alex Iftimie,  Southern California
>>>>  Andrew Jennings, Kansas
>>>>  Blake Johnson,  Oklahoma
>>>>  Gabe Murillo, Wayne State
>>>>  Kevin Rabinowitz,  Georgia
>>>>  Jessica Yeats, Idaho State
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Also receiving  votes:
>>>>  Eli Anders, Harvard
>>>>  Michael Burshteyn, California -  Berkeley
>>>>  Brett Bricker, Kansas
>>>>  Pooja Chopra, California  State - Fullerton
>>>>  Aimi Hamraie, Emory
>>>>  Julie Hoehn, Emory
>>>>  Dylan Keenan, Michigan
>>>>  Dan Luxemburg, Harvard
>>>>  Luis Magallon, California State - Fullerton
>>>>  Brenda Montes,  California State - Fullerton
>>>>  Jason Murray, Harvard
>>>>  Kade  Olsen, Dartmouth
>>>>  Martin Osborn, Missouri State
>>>>  Josh Pang,  California State - Fullerton
>>>>  Parija Patel, California State -  Fullerton
>>>>  Ross Richendrfer, Whitman
>>>>  Matt Schissler, Whitman
>>>>  Rachel Schy, Redlands
>>>>  Reid Shannon, California - Berkeley
>>>>  Sara Stephens, Texas - Dallas
>>>>  Chris Thiele, Texas - Austin
>>>>  Brett Wallace, George Washington
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 2. Best 2A of the year?
>>>>  1. Kathryn Clark, Dartmouth, 33 votes
>>>>  2. Blake Johnson,  Oklahoma, 13 votes
>>>>  3. Julie Hoehn, Emory, 7 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 3. Best  2N of the year?
>>>>  1. Gabe Murillo, Wayne State, 23 votes
>>>>  2.  Conor Cleary, Oklahoma, 16 votes
>>>>  3. Jessica Yeats, Idaho State, 7  votes
>>>>  4. (tie) Malcolm Gordon, Missouri - Kansas City, 6 votes
>>>>  4. (tie) Kevin Rabinowitz, Georgia, 6 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 4. Best 1N of  the year?
>>>>  1. Blake Johnson, Oklahoma, 15 votes
>>>>  2. Kathryn  Clark, Dartmouth, 14 votes
>>>>  3. Brent Culpepper, Georgia, 12  votes
>>>>  4. Andrew Jennings, Kansas, 10 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 5. Best 1A of  the year?
>>>>  1. Kevin Rabinowitz, Georgia, 19 votes
>>>>  2.  Conor Cleary, Oklahoma, 13 votes
>>>>  3. Aimi Hamraie, Emory, 8  votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 6. Speediest debater?
>>>>  1. Brent Culpepper, Georgia,  7 votes
>>>>  2. Kevin Rabinowitz, Georgia, 6 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Gabe  Murillo, Wayne State, 4 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Brenda Montes, California  State - Fullerton, 4 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Kathryn Clark, Dartmouth, 4  votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Malcolm Gordon, Missouri - Kansas City, 4  votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Julie Hoehn, Emory, 4 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 7. Most  comprehensible?
>>>>  1. (tie) Blake Johnson, Oklahoma, 12  votes
>>>>  1. (tie) Gabe Murillo, Wayne State, 12 votes
>>>>  3.  Kathryn Clark, Dartmouth, 8 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 8. Best team against kritiks?
>>>>  1. Emory HH, 13 votes
>>>>  2. Kansas BJ, 8 votes
>>>>  3.  Dartmouth CO, 7 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 9. Best team running kritiks?
>>>>  1.  Oklahoma CJ, 39 votes
>>>>  2. Wayne State MT, 17 votes
>>>>  3. Idaho  State MY, 5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 10. Best team on the Aff?
>>>>  1. Dartmouth  CO, 30 votes
>>>>  2. Oklahoma CJ, 9 votes
>>>>  3. Emory HH, 8  votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 11. Best team on the Neg?
>>>>  1. Georgia CR, 27  votes
>>>>  2. Oklahoma CJ, 15 votes
>>>>  3. Wayne State MT, 8 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 12. Best overall debate tournament excluding NDT/CEDA Nationals?
>>>>  1. Wake Forest, 22 votes
>>>>  2. Harvard, 11 votes
>>>>  3.  Texas - Dallas, 10 votes
>>>>  4. Northwestern, 9 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 13. Best  tournament hospitality excluding NDT/CEDA Nationals?
>>>>  1. Texas -  Dallas, 18 votes
>>>>  2. Wake Forest, 11 votes
>>>>  3. Harvard, 7  votes
>>>>  4. (tie) Gonzaga, 6 votes
>>>>  4. (tie) West Georgia, 6  votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 14. Tournament with the best awards excluding NDT/CEDA  Nationals?
>>>>  1. West Georgia, 13 votes
>>>>  2. Texas - Dallas, 9  votes
>>>>  3. Gonzaga, 6 votes
>>>>  4. (tie) Wake Forest, 5  votes
>>>>  4. (tie) Northwest CEDA Champs, 5 votes
>>>>  4. (tie)  Kentucky, 5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 15. Best judge (please pick five and rank in  order)?
>>>>  1. David Heidt, Emory, 102 points
>>>>  2. Will Repko,  Michigan State, 79 points
>>>>  3. Ken Strange, Dartmouth, 57  points
>>>>  4. Ed Lee, Emory, 46 points
>>>>  5. Aaron Hardy, Whitman,  36 points
>>>>  6. Jonah Feldman, Texas - Austin, 27 points
>>>>  7.  Scott Harris, Kansas, 26 points
>>>>  8. Calum Matheson, North Texas, 25  points
>>>>  9. Gordon Stables, Southern California, 22 points
>>>>  10. Jason Russell, Oklahoma, 21 points
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 16. Best first  year judge (please pick three and rank in order)?
>>>> (each first place vote  earned 3 pts., each second place vote earned 2
>>>> pts., etc.)
>>>>  1. Michael  Klinger, Harvard, 81 points
>>>>  2. Josh Branson, Northwestern, 36 points
>>>>  3. Brad Hall, Wake Forest, 32 points
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 17. Best rising  sophomore (will be sophomore in 07-08 season)?
>>>>  1. Jacob Pollin,  California - Berkeley, 14 votes
>>>>  2. Brian Rubaie, Texas -Dallas, 9  votes
>>>>  3. Meggie Mapes, Missouri State, 7 votes
>>>>  4. (tie) Nate  Cohn, Whitman, 6 votes
>>>>  4. (tie) Will Sears, Wake Forest, 6 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 18. Best rising junior (will be junior in 07-08 season)?
>>>>  1. Josh Warden, Northwestern, 15 votes
>>>>  2. (tie) Zach Brown,  Northwestern, 9 votes
>>>>  2. (tie) Tripp Rebrovick, Harvard, 9 votes
>>>>  4. Nick Miller, Emory, 5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 19. Best senior (or 5th  year senior) debater next year?
>>>>  1. Brett Bricker, Kansas, 18  votes
>>>>  2. Andrew Jennings, Kansas, 13 votes
>>>>  3. Julie Hoehn,  Emory, 10 votes
>>>>  4. Michael Burshteyn, California - Berkeley, 6  votes
>>>>  5. Jason Murray, Harvard, 5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 20. Most improved  debater?
>>>>  1. Andy Timmons, Wayne State, 14 votes
>>>>  2. Brett  Bricker, Kansas, 10 votes
>>>>  3. Kade Olsen, Dartmouth, 7 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 21. Most underrated team?
>>>>  1. Emory HH, 11  votes
>>>>  2. Missouri - Kansas City FG, 10 votes
>>>>  3. Whitman RS,  7 votes
>>>>  4. Dartmouth HK, 5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 22. Best overall squad?
>>>>  1. Harvard, 31 votes
>>>>  2. Emory, 15 votes
>>>>  3.  Dartmouth, 7 votes
>>>>  4. Whitman, 5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 23. Funniest  debater?
>>>>  1. Gabe Murillo, Wayne State, 17 votes
>>>>  2. Andrew  Jennings, Kansas, 11
>>>>  3. Malcolm Gordon, Missouri - Kansas City, 9  votes
>>>>  4. Martin Osborn, Missouri State, 5 votes
>>>>  5. Andy  Timmons, Wayne State, 4 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 24. Squad you would most want to  debate for, other than your own?
>>>>  1. Dartmouth, 19 votes
>>>>  2.  Harvard, 7 votes
>>>>  3. Kansas, 6 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 25. Best squad for  Novices?
>>>>  1. Liberty, 12 votes
>>>>  2. Oklahoma, 8  votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Vermont, 6 votes
>>>>  4. (tie) Wake Forest, 6  votes
>>>>  5. Rochester, 5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 26. Most Gullible Debater?
>>>>  1. Kathryn Clark, Dartmouth, 10 votes
>>>>  2. Megan Hughes,  Whitman, 5 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Debbie Lai, Michigan State, 4 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Andrew Jennings, Kansas, 4 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 27. Team (Team  - Not School) with best Negative Flexibility (between
>>>> Kritik and Policy)?
>>>>  1. Dartmouth CO, 18 votes
>>>>  2. Georgia CR, 13 votes
>>>>  3. Whitman MM, 7 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 28. Team (team - not school) that  borrowed carts the most?
>>>>  1. Dartmouth CO, 12 votes
>>>>  2.  Emory HH, 6 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Dartmouth AB, 3 votes
>>>>  3. (tie)  Texas TW, 3 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 29. Best team (team - not school) to borrow  carts from?
>>>> (note: most ballots did not indicate a specific team, so votes  shifted to
>>>> entire squads instead)
>>>>  1. Whitman, 7 votes
>>>>  2.  Emory, 6 votes
>>>>  3. Texas - Dallas, 5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 30. Squad with  the highest quality evidence?
>>>>  1. Dartmouth, 16 votes
>>>>  2.  (tie) Whitman, 6 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Northwestern, 6 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 31. Team (team - not school) which consistently read the shortest
>>>> evidence? 
>>>> (note: most ballots did not indicate a specific team, so votes  shifted to
>>>> entire squads instead)
>>>>  1. Michigan State, 17 votes
>>>>  2. Kansas, 10 votes
>>>>  3. Emory, 7 votes
>>>>  4. Georgia,  5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 32. Best debater at Cross Examination?
>>>>  1. Blake  Johnson, Oklahoma, 23 votes
>>>>  2. Malcolm Gordon, Missouri - Kansas  City, 8 votes
>>>>  3. Gabe Murillo, Wayne State, 5 votes
>>>>  4.  Jessica Yeats, Idaho State, 4 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 33. Team (team - not school)  you were most uncomfortable debating?
>>>>  1. California State -  Fullerton MM, 17 votes
>>>>  2. Georgia CR, 8 votes
>>>>  3. (tie)  Bard SW, 5 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) Oklahoma CJ, 5 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 34. Best  Squad at Returning Cite Requests?
>>>>  1. Whitman, 13 votes
>>>>  2.  Dartmouth, 8 votes
>>>>  3. Georgia, 6 votes
>>>>  4. Wake Forest, 5  votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 35. Worst Squad at Returning Cite Requests?
>>>>  1.  Bard, 6 votes
>>>>  2. (tie) Emory, 5 votes
>>>>  2. (tie) California  State - Fullerton, 5 votes
>>>>  2. (tie) Georgia, 5 votes
>>>>  5.  Northwestern, 4 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 36. Best Dressed debater?
>>>>  1. Alex  Iftimie, Southern California, 22 votes
>>>>  2. Andrew Jennings, Kansas, 8  votes (something about a "dragon shirt" was
>>>> repeatedly mentioned in the  ballots)
>>>>  3. Andy Timmons, Wayne State, 5 votes
>>>>  4. (tie)  Brent Culpepper, Georgia, 4 votes
>>>>  5. (tie) Jessica Yeats, Idaho  State, 4 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 37. Best tournament host hotel?
>>>>  1. Westin  Park Central (NDT + UTD), 36 votes
>>>>  2. Southern California, 4 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) California - Berkeley, 3 votes
>>>>  3. (tie)  Northwestern, 3 votes
>>>>  3. (tie) California State - Fullerton, 3 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 38. Beyond the United States, Iran, and Syria, which country  should
>>>> definitely be explicitly included in next year's resolution?
>>>>  1. (tie) Iraq, 10 votes
>>>>  2. (tie) Israel, 10  votes
>>>>  3. Lebanon, 8 votes
>>>>  4. Palestine, 6 votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 39. Do you perceive a negative side bias in contemporary  intercollegiate
>>>> debate? 
>>>>  YES, 45 votes
>>>>  NO, 21  votes
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 40. Do you believe that the topic committee should aim to  craft
>>>> resolutions that would attempt to increase the Affirmative win  percentage?
>>>>  NO, 37 votes 
>>>>  YES, 28 votes
>>>>  
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Christopher Burk
>>>> Director of  Debate
>>>> University of Texas at Dallas
>>>> www.utdallas.edu/orgs/debate/new/
>>>> <http://www.utdallas.edu/orgs/debate/new/>
>>>> <http://www.utdallas.edu/orgs/debate/new/>
>>>> 
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