On March 12, the U-M Debate program officially qualified three teams to the 2012 National Debate Tournament, which will be held at Emory University on March 30 - April 2. U-M was only one of six teams in the country to qualify the maximum of three teams, and the first time since 2000 that U-M has qualified three teams to the NDT.
On March 5, U-M won second place at the 2012 Freshman-Sophomore Nationals Tournament. This tournament was held at Michigan State University and included all the top first and second year debaters in the country. This was U-M's best showing at this tournament since 2005.