STORRS, Conn. - With the 2015 season set to begin in less than two months, the UConn volleyball team is pleased to introduce initial details about the inaugural Dog Pound Challenge, which will take place on Sept. 4-5 at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.
The Huskies will welcome three universities with dog mascots, UMBC, James Madison, and Bryant, to campus for the two-day round robin tournament benefiting a local animal charity, to be named at a later date. Fans are encouraged to attend matches, which are available free-of-charge, and also bring their dogs to participate in an immunization clinic which will take place on the Storrs campus.
Check back with uconnhuskies.com before the tournament for more details and a complete weekend schedule. Fans can also keep up with the tournament by using the hashtag #RuffEmUp on Twitter or by following @UConnVB.
UConn will enter its third season in The American after putting together a 12-19 campaign in 2014. The squad's schedule features 14 matches at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, including a pair of regular season tournaments. Seven of the Huskies' 12 wins came on its home court a year ago and the squad owns a 30-24 (.556) mark at Gampel since the start of the 2011 season.
During the offseason, head coach Kris Grunwald announced the hiring of Ed Tolentino, who has over 15 years of college coaching experience, as an assistant coach, joining second-year assistant Ellen Herman.
Additionally, the team revealed the addition of six student-athletes set to join the squad in the fall. For a complete look at the newcomers, please CLICK HERE.