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UIL Speech Judges

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Ashley Faulk

Current high school:
UT @ Austin (graduated in 2006)

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 0

Number of tournaments judged: 1-3

High school attended:
graduated Smithville HS in 2002

Graduated high school: 2002

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
I was an LD Debater all four years of high school and participated in prose/poetry events, impromptu speech, and extemporaneous speaking. In college, at UT, I participated in Mock Trial debate and judged high school debate for about 2 years and have judged on the LD debate topic for this spring covering 8 rounds. I am flexible with traveling and really enjoy judging.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: Although I have not had a tremendous amount of experience in CX, I did participate in CX debate for a few months in high school and I'm familiar with the procedures, and set up. So, if needed I can judge this form of debate.


Rounds judged: 8
Approach: Equal
As far as LD debate, I would choose tabula rasa as my judging philosophy as far key points that I judge because I don't go into a round looking specifically at the evidence that is presented, although I do feel that adequate use of a debater's value throughout the round is very critical. LD is value debate and without a connection or loop to the value the case falls short. Another important aspect I look at in a round is the debater's grasp on the resolution and being able to not only connect their value with their contentions either in support or against the resolution, and also being able to see the big picture outside of the evidence they are presenting. It all comes down their communication style, effectively using their case (value, criterion, and contentions) to support their points and how they refute their opponent's points/arguments as well.

Contact Information

cell: 512 484-9497
office: 512 610-4404

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 1 Austin/San Antonio

I will travel to: 1 2 3 5 8