Published on December 30, 2013
Tailgate party kicks off opening of IU Kokomo women’s volleyball People Unit IUK Search IUK News Home Schools Divisions Faculty Chancellor Around Campus News Campus Around Kokomo Athletics Alumni Athletics News Contact Login Search search news... Chancellor News School of Education donates books for area IU Kokomo adds women’s basketball, hires Kokomo Wayne James sworn in as IU Kokomo chief of Communications students create internship First Cougar athlete qualifies for national IU Kokomo’s Enactus food drive receives boost IU Kokomo to close for the holidays IU Kokomo volleyball earns tournament bid; players IU Kokomo faculty member chosen for Clinton IU Kokomo School of Nursing graduates first Students partner, share information at “Block Out Joint simulation gives students chance to Chemistry student's article published in scientific IU Kokomo cross country team sets high goals for IU Kokomo students gain job experience, benefit Tailgate party kicks off opening of IU Kokomo women’s volleyball Contact Marie Radel Director of Media and Marketing 28 AUG U S T 2 0 1 1 (765) 455-9468 email@example.com KOKOMO, Ind. – More than 300 people joined in the celebration and support of the Indiana University Kokomo women’s volleyball team at a tailgate party and inaugural home opener on Sunday (August 28). Danielle Rush Cougar fans of all ages enjoyed great food, fun and music, including the t-shirt launcher and corn hole games, sponsored by the IU Kokomo Alumni Association. The Cougar Women’s Volleyball team played the Trailblazers of Vincennes University at Northwestern High School. Communications Specialist (765) 455-9414 firstname.lastname@example.org Find us on Facebook Indiana University Kokomo “I’m excited for the first game ever at IUK,” said senior Jordan Ousley. “I think we're going to have a good year. It's something for these girls to build on for the future. I'm really excited to see how they do it.” Like 2,646 people like Indiana University Kokomo. IU Kokomo basketball player Seus Parker showed up to cheer on the volleyball team as well. Student Jordan Ousley gets his war paint for the first Cougar home game. See More “I can’t wait for the girls to play,” Parker said, a freshman. “I’m part of the basketball team and I think it’s important to support our girls’ first year out here. We’re all Cougars.” The IU Kokomo Crescendos led the crowd in the IU fight song. Students, faculty, and staff were on hand to share in Cougar pride and enjoy the pre-game festivities. “I’m really excited to be here for the game,” said Professor of Finance Dianne Roden, as she enjoyed the tailgate party. “It’s such a beautiful day and there are so many people here. There is a camaraderie and excitement and energy that is great.” Chancellor Michael Harris, who encouraged and supported club sports to be made available for students at IU Kokomo, was more than pleased with the turnout. “You can just feel the pride and excitement in the air,” he said. “I am so proud of our women’s volleyball team – win or lose. They have worked so hard, and I know they will continue to work even harder throughout the season.” IU Kokomo Volleyball Coach Kristen Snoddy is optimistic about the upcoming season. “We had some big improvement in terms of fewer errors. In terms of intensity we had some longer runs,” she said after the game. “If we continue to improve, I’m going to predict that we’re going to have some big wins.” The IU Kokomo Cougars will play Goshen College on September 6, at 7 p.m. at Northwestern High School. Kokomo’s Windmill Grill catered the event, while local DJ Kevin Boucher provided the music. Facebook social plugin Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana. file:///E|/WD SmartWare.swstor/1P2KNX1/Volume.f72bfa3b.0140.11e3.9f34.806e6f6e6963/Users/mharris50/Pictures/Tailgate party kicks off opening of IU Kokomo women’s volleyball.htm[12/30/2013 11:35:28 AM]
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