Competing in Division 1 NCAA athletics takes more than talent – it takes dedication, determination, and a willingness to get back up anytime you hit the net. This is the time to rally behind our student-athletes!
In the 2021 season, Ohio Volleyball demonstrated diligence and hard work in competition and in the classroom. They went into the season ranked as the number 3 seed and left their mark by making it all the way to the Mid-American Conference tournament Semi-Finals. During the season they were able to have three volleyball student-athletes garner the 2021-22 All-Mid-American Conference honors and have eight student-athletes as Academic All-MAC while maintaining a team GPA of 3.72. This is all predicted to continue through the 22-23 season.
As they continue through their 2022 season, we ask them daily to give their all both as students and as athletes. And today, we’re asking you to stand with them through a gift of any amount to help fund the team with nutritional needs, team travel, international travel, and recruiting. Your gift supports these students as they grow as athletes and as young women, learning to lead both on and off the court.
Help us reach our fundraising goal of $15,000.
"I am so proud to be a Bobcat. Being a part of this volleyball program has transformed the person I am and the path I am on. The team is truly grateful for all of our financial supporters who give us incredible experiences throughout our college careers." — Ciara Livingway, Senior
Your generous gift to this campaign and OHIO Volleyball will help student-athletes succeed in competition and the classroom.
Your actions now will make OHIO Volleyball's $15,000 goal quickly attainable. Here are three things alumni, families, and fans can do to support a bright future for volleyball student-athletes:
- Mail a check (payable to The Ohio University Foundation) to The Ohio University Foundation, PO Box 869, Athens, OH 45701; be sure to write "Women's Volleyball" on the memo line.
- Talk with Matt Thomson '13 from the Ohio Bobcat Club about making a transformational gift to support OHIO Women's Volleyball.
- If you want to explore making a charitable gift to this campaign with a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), giving via a Donor Advised Fund or stock transfer, please also reach out to Matt Thomson.
To support all of OHIO's student-athletes, give to the Ohio Bobcat Club, write Ohio Bobcat Club on your check, or ask Matt Thomson about Ohio Bobcat Club membership and benefits.
"The friends of our program are such essential components of our team vision. They allow us to provide lifelong experiences and memories for our student-athletes. Locker room renovations, international trips, training with the national team — all of these are only possible with the generous financial gifts from our supporters." — Geoff Carlston, Head Women's Volleyball Coach
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