In the season of celebration, it's time to celebrate some of the successes this past week in Clifton.
First, big shoutout and congratulations to Coach Reed Sunahara and the volleyball team on its first BIG EAST title, taking out Notre Dame 3-0 in the finals. The Bearcats were led in the match by tournament Most Outstanding Player Missy Harpenau from Cincinnati's Mother of Mercy High School. The win means the Bearcats get an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament-they'll find out who they play next weekend.
UC has managed to mine several players from the volleyball talent in this area. I had the chance to interview Coach Sunahara on WVXU's "The Front Row" a few weeks ago and he talked about not just the success of his own team, but the successful high school programs in the area. Here's the link to the interview: http://220.127.116.11/cincinnatiedition/102211_FrontRow.mp3
On the basketball side, senior guard Bjonee Reaves was selected to the season's first BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for her performance against Dayton and Evansville. It is the first time Reaves has been named to the league's honor roll.
While the volleyball team will find out this weekend where it will be for the tournament, the basketball team heads to Cancun for the Thanksgiving holiday for a tournament there. Follow them all on www.gobearcats.com as their seasons get exciting!