Bradley University Speech Team Earns National Championship

April 26, 2019

They have done it again. This week, the Bradley University Speech Team won the National Forensic Association (NFA) contest held in California.

This championship brings Bradley's total to 42 team national championships and 160 inpidual national titles. The top five teams at NFA were 5) 298.5 -- Northwestern, 4) 410.5 -- Ball State, 3) 736 -- UT-Austin , 2) 782.5 -- Western Kentucky and 1) 863 -- Bradley University.

According to the Associated Press, the Bradley Speech Team is the most successful collegiate forensics program in the country as well as the most successful collegiate team in any capacity, including sports. The Chicago Sun-Times calls the team "an intercollegiate legacy with more championship team titles than the Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, UCLA, and Indiana basketball teams combined."

The University will be celebrating the team's national win on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at the Caterpillar Global Communications Center on campus. The community and the media are invited to attend.

Learn more about the program's history by visiting the speech team website.