Alabama Forensic Council Wins 24th National Championship

Mar 27, 2023

The Alabama Forensic Council (AFC) recently competed in five national tournaments and brought home its 24th team national championship and nine individual events national championships among other awards.

During March, AFC attended the Novice National Forensic Association’s 40th Annual Novice National Tournament, the International Forensics Association Tournament in Tokyo, Japan, the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament, the National Online Forensics Championship and the Asynchronous Speech Championship.

After completing five of their six total national tournaments this season, the team has won more than 100 awards. Most notably, AFC won the National Championship in Team Individual Events Sweepstakes at the 2023 Novice National Tournament.

Additionally, students won nine individual event national championships in duo interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, impromptu speaking, persuasive speaking, poetry interpretation, prose interpretation, rhetorical criticism, slam poetry and individual sweepstakes.

Read below for the full list of awards received by UA students at each of the five tournaments.


The Alabama Forensic Council is The University of Alabama’s competitive speech team. As the oldest co-curricular organization on campus, the program aims to respect and build upon the successes of alumni and forge a path for current and future students. AFC provides students with skills and resources to engage in intellectual discovery, enable professional development, strengthen and utilize their unique voices, construct compelling messages, engage in interpersonal and rhetorical exploration and foster community through advocacy and argumentation.