In order for a student to qualify Lincoln-Douglas Debate for competition at the National Tournament, the following criteria must be met: 1. The student must be an undergraduate student enrolled at the institution that they represented at the qualification tournament. 2. At least 3 schools entered in LD. 3. A total of at least 5 students entered in LD. 4. The debate tournament must employ the NFA Lincoln-Douglas topic and rules. 5. At least 4 preliminary rounds of competition (elimination rounds are encouraged but are optional as qualification to the National Championship Tournament is determined based on preliminary round seeding). 6. The number of qualifications is based on the following formula: 5-8 entrants = 2 qualifiers 9-16 entrants = 4 qualifiers 17-32 entrants = 8 qualifiers 33-65 entrants = 16 qualifiers 65-128 entrants = 32 qualifiers 129 + entrants = 64 qualifiers 7. In the event that an entrant has a winning record (i.e. 3-1 or 4-2, NOT 2-2 or 3-3) and falls outside of the qualifier range, that student would also qualify. Winning records will always qualify and sometimes a 2-2 or 3-3 record will qualify. 8. In cases where both open, junior varsity and novice divisions of Lincoln-Douglas debate are offered,students may qualify from any division so long as the above criteria are met.
For the 2019-2020 Season: (Season ended without Nationals due to global pandemic) Resolved: The United States federal government should implement an energy policy that substantially increases investments in one or more of the following domestic energy sectors: geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, wind.
Ayyah Al-jibouri, Joey Barrows, Sean Cox-Marcellin, Earl Crouchley III, Daniel Pasahan, Jasmine Putman, Julian Stacy, Johnny Schimmelman, Jordan Waters
Qualified in Extemporaneous Speaking: Ayyah Al-jibouri, Joey Barrows, Sean Cox-Marcellin, Jasmine Putman, Jordan Waters For the 2018-2019 Season: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase actions by United States Cyber Command to prevent complex catastrophe and/or protect critical infrastructure.
Ayyah Al-jibouri*, Joey Barrows*, Adam De Camp*, Maria Burke, Daylon Hawn, Miranda Konoplisky, Zia Landis, Sumneet Nirankari, Kevin Ozomaro*, Jasmine Putman*, Brandon Scott, Raj Singh*, Avneet Uppal*
Qualified in Extemporaneous Speaking: Joey Barrows, Adam De Camp, Kevin Ozomaro
For the 2017-2018 Season: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase the regulation of state and/or local police misconduct in the United States.
Mayra Alvarez, Ryan Bittle, Kelly Buckband*, Adam De Camp, Stephen Franco, Bailey Greenslit, Casey Jennett*, Aundrey Mosley, Kevin Ozomaro*, Evangelic Schuhmeier*, Raj Singh*, Rafael Zarazua.
For the 2016-2017 Season: Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reduce the role of the United States Southern Command in Latin America. (The topic paper for this season was written and submitted by Sac State Debate)
Denise Barajas, Maria Burke*, Ryan Bittle, Bethany Davis*, Michael Dittmer, Stephen Franco, Brandon Garcia, Banafshae Khan*, Elizabeth Lara, Melissa Mejia, Evangelic Schuhmeier, Kyle Shallcross*, Kaitlyn Sullins, Dean Talley*, Melissa Mejia.
For the 2015-2016 Season: Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase restrictions on bioprospecting.
Brandon Garcia*, Bria Jones, Banafshae Khan*, Maria McMahon, Alex Severson*.
For the 2014-2015 Season: Resolved: the United States Federal Government should increase its development of the Earth's moon in one or more of the following areas: energy, minerals, and/or water.
Genesis Burns, Brandon Garcia, Joe Lederer, Alex Severson, Kenneth Willburn
( * indicates the student attended Nationals. Sacramento State did not attend NFA Nationals in 14/15)