Current Team

Duvall Adair - Senior - Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Duvall is a senior majoring in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy and minoring in Political Economy. He is from Atlanta, Georgia and looking to go to law school after graduation.

Maddie VanZant - Sophomore - Hometown: Rockford, MI

Maddie is a second year in the College of Social Science and a member of the Honors College. She is getting a double degree in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. She debated and captained the Rockford High School Debate Team, and she is from Rockford, MI. Maddie has plans on becoming a clinical psychologist and a family and marriage counselor.

Theo Van Hof - Freshman - Hometown: Okemos, MI

Theo is an incoming freshman to the James Madison College where he is majoring in Political Theory and Constitutional Democray. In high school, Theo debated for two years at Okemos High School. 

TyJuan Thirdgill - Sophomore - Hometown: Chicago, IL

TyJuan Thirdgill is a Sophomore at MSU and is majoring in Public Policy. He is from Chicago Illinois, but debated for three years and coahed for two years Mona Shores High School in Muskegon Michigan.

Alison Weber - Junior - Hometown: Blissfield, MI

Alison is a third year student in the College of Arts and Letters majoring in Arabic and Middle East studies with a minor in Muslim Studies. She debated for Blissfield High School and lives in Riga, MI.

Mitchell Scott - Freshman - Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Mitchell is a incoming freshman who plans on studying computer science. He debated 4 years at Riverfield Country Day School in Tulsa, OK.

Wajeeha Kamal - Freshman - Hometown: Bloomingdale, IL

Wajeeha is a freshman in the James Madison and Honors College majoring in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy and minoring in History. She is also pursuing a dual BA-MA program for Journalism in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. In high school, she was the captain of Debate Team for two years.

Matt Sturt - Sophomore - Hometown: Skokie, IL

Matt is a sophomore studying public policy. He is from the suburbs of Chicago, where he debated at Niles North High School for 3 years.

Lena Grossman - Senior - Hometown: Skokie, IL

Lena is a senior philosophy major. She qualified to the NDT 3 times at Michigan State and was a TOC quarterfinalist in high school. She's been involved with the Spartan Debate Institute since 2015.

Nathan Glancy - Junior - Hometown: Chicago, IL

Nathan is a junior transfer student pursuing a B.S in Economics. He was the 2018 Illinois State Champion in policy debate. Nate debated at Niles West in high school and Trinity University before MSU.

Piper Meloche - Junior - Hometown: Beverly Hills, MI

Piper is a third year student in James Madison College and a member of the Honors College. She's from Beverly Hills, Michigan and debated for four years at Wylie E Groves High School.

Nolan Hooper - Sophomore - Hometown: Rockford, MI

Nolan is entering his sophomore studying computer science. He comes from Rockford in Michigan.

Rylee Buchert - Sophomore - Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Rylee is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Finance. He's from Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was the captain of the debate team at Jenks HS.

David Koster - Freshman - Hometown: Wichita, KS

David is an incoming freshman majoring in Political Science-Prelaw. In high school, he debated for 4 years at Trinity Academy in Wichita, Ks. He captained his high school team for three years and took seventh at NSDA nationals his senior year.

Eva Farber - Sophomore - Hometown: Northbrook, IL

Eva is sophomore majoring in Economics and Public Policy. She's from Chicago and debated at Glenbrook North High school where she was a TOC semi-finalist.

Jack Scullion - Senior - Hometown: Winnetka, IL

Jack is a senior studying Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy at MSU’s James Madison College with a minor in Religious Studies. He is a member of the Honors College and an alumnus of the Spartan Debate Institute. He debated for New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, IL.

Ezra Serrins - Senior - Hometown: Austin, TX

Ezra is a senior on the MSU Debate Team majoring in comparative cultures and politics at MSU. He debated for the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in high school and attended the Hoya-Spartan Scholars camp at MSU where he fell in love with the campus and the team.