The members of the Northwestern University Speech Team take pride in the team culture that has been established. Although winning is important, it is only a byproduct of the excellence we pursue. We measure our success by the ability of our students to improve as people, students, and speakers. Members of the Northwestern University Speech Team have continued on to incredible law schools, graduate programs, and careers. Even more impressive is how the experience on the team allows every member to excel throughout life.

This dedication to the betterment of each individual on the team has also resulted in notable competitive success. Since the year 2000, the Northwestern University Speech Team has won eighteen individual national championships and four team national championships in Division 1 President’s Sweepstakes at NFA Nationals.

The team has been well regarded for a long history of limited preparation expertise. Since 2009 the team has won eight limited preparation event national championships. The team has also won three different public address event national championships and one interpretation event national championship over the same span.

For more information about the team, please contact the Northwestern University Director of Individual Events, Ryan Lauth, at