Debate Duo Sets New Records, Paves Way to National Competition

Friday, March 04, 2016
SF STATE NEWS -- After beating five teams in head-to-head matchups, San Francisco State University debaters Genelle Murray and Aliyah Shaheed not only took home the top prize at the recent District 1 regional tournament, they marked several other historic milestones. It’s the first time the University has won the regional tournament, held February 21 and 22 at the University of Southern California, said Teddy Albiniak, SF State’s forensics director. “It’s the first time in my memory that a team of two Black women have taken home the trophy,” he said. The recent victories continue a run of successes that includes a win over a previously undefeated Harvard team.