Academic All-Americans

The National Speech & Debate Association honors exceptional students with the Academic All-American Award.

Student

Year Awarded

Melissa Dunn 2009
Brittany Schloesser 2009
Sohum Doshi 2010
Rachel Matusewicz 2010
Kevin Palermo 2012
Kevin Qiao 2012
Nathan Cha 2013
Aaron Bennett 2015
Harry Kern 2016
Amy Pu 2017
Bryn Bennett 2017
Shefali Das 2017
Caitlyn Dempsey 2017
Kathryn Altman 2018
Nicole Nissel 2018
Claudia Pietrus 2019

Academic All-American Criteria

Team members who have met the criteria below are encouraged to apply:

  • Earned the degree of Superior Distinction (750 points)
  • Earned EITHER:
    • A GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale; OR
    • A GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and received an ACT score of 27 or higher or SAT score of 1300
  • Completed at least 5 semesters of high school
  • Demonstrated outstanding character and leadership