The George R. Brown Forensics Society, Rice's speech and debate team, has been harda t work representing Rice with distinction around the nation! The team has recruited a hard-working group of first-year students and has returned some very talented veterans. Rice has had success, qualifyihg events early for speech nationals and positioning debaters highly in the national rankings. The team of Sonia Torres and Jason Barton are currently ranked ninth in the nation out of 140 ranked teams. The squad has won 24 awards since September 14. Read more.