This year, the UConn CGSA and the UConn Undergraduate Communication Society cohosted the second annual beach volleyball tournament. Caturday Night Fever, Communist Block, How I Set Your Mother, and the Commquistadors spent the beautiful fall evening battling it out on the South Campus volleyball courts, and How I Set Your Mother emerged victorious after a heated best-out-of-three round against the runner-up team, Communist Block. The night was full of competition and fun, and the CGSA would like to thank everyone who participated in the tournament or came to show their support!
Tournament Champion: How I Set Your Mother
Team Members: Kim Embacher, Rory McGloin, Nate Martin, John Xeller, Linda Dam, and Amanda Denes
Congratulations to the new CGSA officers for the 2015-2016 academic year! President: Kimberly Embacher Vice President: John Xeller Secretary: Ambyre Ponivas Treasurer: Anu Dhillon PhD Representative: Kara McGillicuddy MA Representative: Adam Rainear International Students Representative: Suji Park Social Coordinator: Erin Waggoner
Can you dig it? Kim
and the Roryettes can! On Friday, September
26th, the champions of the first annual Beach Volleyball Extravaganza ran the
courts, defeating three other teams in a round robin tournament. The tournament was the CGSA’s first event of
the fall semester – and it was a huge success!
Kim and the Roryettes went undefeated through the first
three rounds, beating The Leptokurtics, The White Walkers, and All the
President’s (Wo)men handedly. Facing off
against the second place Leptokurtics in the final round, Kim and the Roryettes
narrowly edged out their opponents, with a final score of 25 to 22. The championship team, captained by Kim
Embacher, consisted of Rory McGloin, Grace Presnick, and two non-department
Kim and two of the Roryettes
The tournament pulled in several spectators and last-minute
players, including Cindy and Dr. Nowak. Cindy
took the majority of the game pictures you see here, and Dr. Nowak was a clutch
addition to The White Walkers.
Though she couldn’t be there, Brenda Rourke kept us fed, providing
the most delicious chocolate chip and butterscotch cookies. And, thanks to all the participants and
donors, the CGSA earned enough money to plan more fun events for this semester!
Cookies by Brenda
Most importantly, the members of our department came
together and had a great time.
Once again, thank you to everyone who participates in and
supports the CGSA. It wouldn’t be nearly
as fun and we couldn’t do nearly as much without you guys. We hope you all continue to be awesome
supporters – and we hope to continue to give you reason to be. Check out our events page to see more photos
of this event, courtesy of Cindy.
The UConn CGSA is proud to announce the first annual
Beach Volleyball Extravaganza!!!
WHEN: Friday, September 26th @ 4pm
WHERE: South Campus volleyball courts
WHAT: Volleyball tournament and fundraiser for CGSA
WHO: This event is open to Communication Department faculty, staff, graduate students, friends, and family!
Prizes awarded to the tournament champion!
- Teams can be 4-5 players
- At least half of the team should be comprised of Communication Department faculty, staff, graduate students, etc.
- At least two players on the team must be female.
Bracket: Soccer World Cup-style brackets. (Brackets will be determined once all teams have registered.)
Entry fees: $3 per person
Entry fees should be submitted to Kim Embacher or Sara Picklesimer. Individuals may pay for themselves, or teams may pay one grand total of $12 or $15, depending on the size of the team. If a player does not pay his/her entry fee by the time of the tournament, that member may not participate.
Registration: Please email email@example.com with your team members and team name by Friday, September 26th at 2pm. Warm-ups and check-ins will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the courts.
1. Server cannot attack or block. (On the receiving side, the most recent server cannot attack or block).
2. The ball cannot be touched more than three times (block touches not counting as a touch) by a team, or more than once in a row by a single player. ADDITIONALLY, if the team touches the ball three times, at least one of those touches must be by a female on the team.
3. Subbing is permitted.
4. The ball may be pursued outside the boundaries of the court as long as it is put back into play and put over the net inbounds within three hits.
5. Teams will be required to rotate positions.
Scoring: Rally to 25
If you have any other questions about the tournament, please contact Sara Picklesimer, Anne Borsai, or Kim Embacher.
This year, the Communication Department's Graduate Student Orientation will be August 18th through 22nd. CGSA will be running a portion of the orientation session on Monday, August 18th, as well as helping with various orientation sessions throughout the week. We will update the blog with more information on orientation once the schedule has been finalized. Hope to see you all there!