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UConn Volleyball Takes Part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 15, 2014

STORRS, Conn. - Earlier this week, the University of Connecticut volleyball program took part in the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to help increase ALS Awareness. The challenge has swept the country in the month of August and has led to a huge surge in donations to the ALS Association according to the organization's president Barbara Newhouse.

The UConn coaching staff first received the challenge from former UConn Volleyball Director of Operations Christine Wu, who is in the midst of her first year of medical school at the University of Michigan. On Monday, the staff gathered behind the Hugh S. Greer Fieldhouse and were doused by ice-cold water courtesy of the student-athletes.

Immediately following the challenge, UConn head coach Kris Grunwald nominated the UConn Volleyball seniors, while Ellen Herman challenged her former coaching staff at Ohio University (now at Marquette) and Sarah Cullen called the Georgetown Volleyball staff to the task.

On Tuesday, the UConn seniors took to the challenge. Video can be seen below.

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