Ball State Student with Disabilities Wins National Debate Tournament

Person using Braille display, photo credited to holisticmonkey on flickr
Person using Braille display, photo credited to holisticmonkey on flickr

R.J. Crace is the first student ever to win the President’s Award for outstanding contribution to public debate.  This award is typically given to teams or coaches, but this year Crace took home the prize for his hard-earned accomplishments.  Completely blind and hearing impaired, Crace went up against many challenges to help his team win 2010 NEDA tournament for Ball State University.  Congratulations!

Crace graduated with honors from Ball State University this Spring.  As a Communications major, he reported for the university’s television station and is fond of doing radio.  Watch a video interview with Crace on Fox 59.