Baby Jo Debater of the Year Award

The annual award named in honor of 1994 CEDA National Champion Brian Johnston is designed to recognize an outstanding debater in CEDA. The ideal candidate demonstrates competitive success and a commitment to represent the highest values of the debate community.

Past Awardees

2021

Azja Butler, University of Kansas

2020

Kenny Delph, University of Kansas

2019

Geo Liriano, University of Iowa

2018

Beau Larson, University of Southern California

2017

Corey Fisher, University of Missouri - Kansas City

2016

Michael Barlow, US Military Academy

2015

Jyleesa Hampton, University of Kansas

2014

Elijah Smith, Rutgers University

2013

Osayame Gaius, University of West Georgia

2012

Toya Williams-Green, Emporia State University

2011

Beth Mendenhall, Kansas State University

2010

Brian Rubaie, University of Texas at Dallas

2009

Dayvon Love, Towson University

2008

Martin Osborn, Missouri State University

2007

Brenda Montes, California State University, Fullerton

2006

Chris Crowe, University of Wyoming

2005

Andy Liu, Columbia University

2004

Brynn Olsen, Pepperdine University