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SherryHall
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« on: March 06, 2010, 05:46:34 PM »

Best of the Decade 2000-2009

In the past 3 decades, Bill Southworth has conducted a survey of coaches and judges active throughout the decade.  Here are the results of his poll for the past decade. Complete explanations for the voting procedures and who voted is available in The History of the NDT: 1947-2009, by Bill Southworth. 

Outstanding Debater
1. Michael Klinger, Harvard      216/8 Firsts
2. Tristan Morales, Northwestern   205/5 Firsts
3. Ryan Sparacino, Northwestern   162/3 Firsts
4. Josh Branson, Northwestern   158/4 Firsts
5. Dan Shalmon, Berkeley      140/7 Firsts
6. Andrew Ryan, Iowa      140/1 First
7. Calum Matheson, Michigan State   110/1 First
8. Alex Berger, Dartmouth      88/2 Firsts
9. Tejinder Singh, Berkeley      80/1 First
10. Kamal Ghali, Emory      70/0 First
(Others receiving first place votes were Greta Stahl and Naveen Ramachandrappa)

Outstanding Team
1. Kamal Ghali & Stephen Bailey, Emory      242/11 Firsts
2. Josh Branson & Tristan Morales, Northwestern   230/7 Firsts
3. Greta Stahl & David Strauss, Michigan State   221/5 Firsts
4. Tristan Morales & Geoff Garen, Northwestern   183/2 Firsts
5. Dan Shalmon & Tejinder Singh, Berkeley      155/1 First
6. Seth Gannon & Alex Lamballe, Wake Forest   134/3 Firsts
7. Randy Luskey & Dan Shalmon, Berkeley      95/1 First
8. Alex Berger & Ben Thorpe, Dartmouth      68/1 First
9. Michael Klinger & Elliott Tarloff, Harvard   58/0 First
10. Andrew Peterson & Andrew Ryan, Iowa      49/1 First
(Others receiving first place votes were Jacob Foster & Jonathan Paul of Northwestern, Ryan Burke & Casey Harrigan of Michigan State)

Outstanding Coaches
1. Scott Deatherage, Northwestern   306/20 Firsts
2. Dave Arnett, Berkeley      202/4 Firsts
3. Ross Smith, Wake Forest      195/2 Firsts
4. Will Repko, Michigan State   182/6 Firsts
5. Ken Strange, Dartmouth      127/1 First
6. Scott Harris, Kansas      125
7. David Heidt, Emory      65/1 First

Outstanding Judges
1. David Heidt, Emory      165/8 Firsts
2. Ken Strange, Dartmouth      145/6 Firsts
3. Ryan Galloway, Samford      131/5 Firsts
4. Will Repko, Michigan State   108/3 Firsts
5. Calum Matheson, North Texas   76/2 Firsts
6. Sarah Holbrook, West Georgia   66/1 First
7. Ross Smith, Wake Forest      65
8. Ed Lee, Emory         53/1 First

Best Topics
1. 2000   Sanctions      66 points
2. 2003   Test Ban Treaty   92 points
3. 2005   Energy         125 points
4. 2008   Middle-East      160 points
5. 2006   China         182 points
6. 2001   Africa         200 points
7. 2004   Europe         204 points
8. 2007   Court Overrule   223 points
9. 2009   Ag Subsidies      224 points
10. 2002   Native Americans   273 points

Best NDT Hosts
1. 2007   Dallas Westin Hotel   98 points
2. 2006   Northwestern      123 points
3. 2005   Gonzaga      126 points
4. 2009   U. Texas @ Austin   161 points
5. 2000   U. Missouri @ KC   176 points
6. 2008    Cal State @ Fullerton   180 points
7. 2002   S. Missouri State U.   208 points
8. 2004   Catholic      216 points
9. 2003   Emory         217 points
10. 2001   Baylor         220 points

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PaulStrait
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 10:13:33 PM »

The test ban treaty was only 1/5 of the 2003 topic...
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jtedebate
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 10:03:23 AM »

Sparky but not Mike Gottlieb?
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DoyleSrader
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 04:52:54 PM »

Gottlieb's senior year was 1999.
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Malgor
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 11:56:42 AM »

how many people got to vote on these and, more importantly, who voted?  I asked a lot of directors of successful NDT programs if they got a ballot and they said no.

shout out to bricker.  semis NDT, quarters NDT, and an NDT championship not enough to get on the list? wait, maybe it was quarters, quarters, victory.  either way, clearly one of the best of the decade.

PLEASE

honorable mention to gabe murillo- 2 semifinals appearances with 2 different partners, and a top speaker award to boot.

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SherryHall
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 10:41:25 PM »

The list of who voted is detailed in the book that Southworth put together.  I don't have it in front of me.  I believe he sent ballots out to about 30 coaches and judges.  The ballot for debater of the decade only has people who finished in the top two speakers at the NDT -- any other people are write ins.  I think the criteria for teams making the list were those in the NDT finals and Copeland award winners.  There were no names listed for coach/judge, that was a total write in. 

This is not a scientific poll, or anything that was officially sanctioned by any organization.  Southworth started the polling process after the 1970s and has continued it every year.
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