The Sterling College Debate Team won the Debates on a Plain Invitational Tournament for the 4th consecutive year. The team captured 1st place overall, with more than a 60 point advantage over the 2nd place team, Cameron University. Sterling College advanced four out of their five doubles teams to the elimination rounds, amassing an overall record of 22-10. Team members also competed in the forensics portion, or individual events, of the tournament with Jessica Brayton capturing 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking.
The tandem of Courtney Hensley and Brandon Hoesli captured the tournament championship, winning by a unanimous decision over Hutchinson Community College. En route to the final round victory, the duo topped teams from Cameron University, The University of Central Missouri, Kansas Wesleyan and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The two amassed a 7-1 record overall.
Other noteworthy accomplishments include the varsity duo of Nolan Chaney and Brayton who finished in a tie for 5th place