The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Speech and Debate Team participated in the Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Tournament February 5-6, 2016, which was held at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX. Eighteen schools from around the state participated in the tournament. UMHB placed 4th in Overall Sweepstakes. Carlee Skinner was named co-State Champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate along with Michael Hoover of Texas State University. Other notable awards were Stephen Bedwell as a semifinalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Starr Rivers as 2nd in Poetry Interpretation. The UMHB Speech and Debate Team is coached by Kathy Owens, who can be reached at 254-295-5512.