Dynamic Debate Duo Bests Undefeated Ivy League Team

Thursday, January 28, 2016
SF STATE NEWS -- “This is a historic win because it’s very rare for San Francisco State to beat the top team at a four-year university that has such tremendous money and training,” Teddy Albiniak, SF State’s forensics director, tells SF State News. Though the Harvard team took first overall in the tournament, “one of their few losses in the past two years was to these two incredibly strong black women from San Francisco State,” he said. “That’s pretty cool.” Shaheed and Murray’s winning strategy is simple: Speak your truth. “That is our whole entire goal — to make sure that you have the agency and the advocacy to really speak up for yourself and to live and speak in your truth,” Murray said.