Volleyball Announces 2013 Alumnae Weekend

Aug. 6, 2013

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati volleyball team and head coach Molly Alvey have announced their 2013 alumnae weekend. The festivities will take place Friday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 1 with events scheduled on all three days. All UC volleyball alumnae and guests and invited to attend.

Alumnae will be able to attend any or all events and can come and go throughout the weekend. They will be able to socialize with fellow alumnae, as well as meet with members of the current Bearcats volleyball team.

To RSVP for any part of the weekend, please contact Assistant Director of Development Brad Okel at 513-556-0578 or by email at Bradley.okel@uc.edu.

"I am excited to be hosting our volleyball alumnae at our home opening tournament" said Alvey. "I believe it is incredibly important to keep the history of our program alive and there is no better way to do that than through our alums. I am most looking forward to getting to meet some new people in our Bearcats family. The events were put into place with the hopes of providing multiple opportunities for our alumnae and families to get involved throughout the weekend. Many thanks in advance and I look forward to meeting everyone."

The weekend kicks off on Fri., Aug. 30 before the match against the University of Tennessee. Alumnae can share in a Chalk Talk with Coach Alvey 6:30 p.m. before gathering to watch the Bearcats take on the Lady Vols at 7 p.m. in Fifth Third Arena. There will also be a post-match gathering in the AD Suite inside the arena.

Saturday will feature a double header with the football and volleyball teams. First, alumnae are encouraged to gather for a pre-football tailgate at The Grid located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati where they will be able to meet some members of the 2013 volleyball team. They are then invited to watch the Bearcats football team kick off its season with a whiteout against Purdue University at noon. Football tickets will be available to the volleyball alumnae on a discounted rate of $25. Please contact Brad Okel by Friday Aug., 16 to reserve a spot.

Following the game, UCATS will host a volleyball alumnae social hour at Catskeller on UC's campus to prepare for the final volleyball match of the weekend, when the Bearcats host Morehead State University at 4:30 p.m. Alumnae are invited to view the match from the AD Suite.

On Sunday, everyone is invited to attend the 2013 AVP Cincinnati Open in Mason, Ohio. The UC Athletic Department can offer tickets at a discounted rate to all alumnae and guests. The tickets will be an all-day pass and patrons can come and go as they please. If you would like to reserve tickets to the AVP Cincinnati Open, please contact Brad Okel by Friday, Aug., 16.

Head coach Molly Alvey and the Bearcats volleyball team look forward to seeing all alumnae the weekend of Aug. 30 to celebrate the rich history and tradition of the Cincinnati volleyball program.

Alvey and her 2013 squad will open the season at 12:30 p.m. on Aug., 30 when they host Butler University.  

2013 University of Cincinnati Volleyball Alumnae Weekend

Friday, August 30

  • 6 p.m. - check in/meet in the AD Suite in Fifth Third Arena
  • 6:30 p.m. - Chalk Talk with Coach Alvey
  • 7 p.m. - UC vs. Tennessee, Fifth Third Arena
    • Alumnae recognized during break
    • 9 p.m. - Post-match social with coaching staff in AD Suite

Saturday, August 31

  • 10 a.m. - Pre-football game tailgate at The Grid
  • 12 p.m. - Football kickoff vs. Purdue - tickets $25
  • 3:15 p.m. - Volleyball alumnae social at Catskeller
  • 4:30 p.m. - UC vs. Morehead State

Sunday, Sept. 1

  • All Day - AVP Cincinnati Open (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)