Samford Volleyball celebrated 50 years of Title IX on Friday.
The Dogs were seen on campus and during warmups wearing their red Title IX shirt that all Samford athletes have.
The Bulldogs played the Furman Paladins in their match honoring 50 years of the legislation.
In between sets two and three, a video was shown on the jumbotron inside of the Pete Hanna Center. The video featured sophomores Gracie Lynn Butler and Kate Morgan, juniors Kate Wonus and Kayla Keshock and seniors Emily Naubert and Lauren Deaton. The video showed the players talking about what Title IX means to them and why they think it’s important to celebrate.
“As a female athlete, Title IX has allowed me to play the sport that I love in college,” said junior middle blocker, Kate Wonus. “It also allowed my mom to play softball and volleyball in college at North Alabama, so Title IX has meant a lot to my family.”
There were many other Student-Athletes in the Hanna Center sporting those red shirts to show their support for volleyball’s Title IX celebration.
Samford had a rocky start in the first set, dropping it in extra points to the Paladins. The Bulldogs were able to recover and finished out the next three sets in a commanding fashion.
The Bulldogs took the win over the Paladins and kept their streak alive on Saturday against The Citadel Bulldogs.
Kenya McQuirter had dominant night at the net with 17 kills and two blocks. Junior setter, Kayla Keshock had a career night against the Paladins. Keshock logged a career high of nine kills as a setter. She also registered 18 assists, two blocks and five aces.
The Samford Volleyball team is back in action this Wednesday in Macon, Ga. against the Mercer Bears. The Dogs will travel to Spartanburg, S.C. to take on the Wofford Terriers. These matches mark the last two regular season games for the Dogs before the Southern Conference Tournament.