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Promotions Announced for Volleyball Home Opener

September 10, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Several special promotions will be on tap as the Aggie volleyball team makes its home season debut at the Texas A&M Invitational, Thursday and Friday, at Reed Arena.

The first 100 students in attendance at Texas A&M’s opening match against Siena on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. will receive free donuts and orange juice. In addition, two tickets for First Yell will be given away during the match.

A pair of First Yell tickets also will be given away at the 7:30 p.m. match on Thursday, when the Aggies take on 16th-ranked Florida State, a team that reached the NCAA Final Four in 2011.

For the Aggies’ match against No. 7 Michigan on Friday at 7 p.m., general admission tickets will be specially priced at only $3. In addition, Stacy Sykora, the most decorated player in Aggie volleyball history and Texas A&M’s first  three-time Olympian in a varsity sport, will be at Reed to sign autographs prior to the Aggies’ match against the Wolverines, who advanced to the Final Four last year.

Texas A&M is 5-1 and enters its home tournament riding a four-match winning streak after capturing the championship at the UTSA Classic last week in San Antonio.

Visit AggieAthletics.com for more information on Texas A&M volleyball. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M volleyball team on Facebook and on Twitter by following @AggieVolleyball.  

Tournament Schedule:

Thursday, Sept. 12
10:30 a.m.       Texas A&M vs. Siena            
(Promotions: free donuts and orange juice to first 100 students; two tickets to First Yell will be given away)

3:00 p.m.         No. 16 Florida State vs. Siena

7:30 p.m.         Texas A&M vs. No. 16 Florida State
(Promotion: two tickets to First Yell will be given away)

Friday, Sept. 13
11 a.m.            No. 7 Michigan vs. Siena

7 p.m.              Texas A&M vs. No. 7 Michigan
(Promotions: $3 general admission; three-time Olympian Stacy Sykora will be signing autographs)

Stacy Sykora volleyball career highlights:

·         Texas A&M’s first three-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008) and A&M’s only three-time USA Olympian
·         2008 Olympic silver medalist, Beijing, China
·         Best digger at 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece
·         2010 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Athlete of the Year
·         2012 Pan American Cup gold medalist
·         2010 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medalist
·         Played professional volleyball from 2001-2012 (competed for teams in Italy, Spain, Russia and Brazil)

Sykora’s Texas A&M highlights:
·         Texas A&M Hall of Fame inductee, 2005
·         Texas A&M two-time All-American in volleyball
·         Three-sport athlete at Texas A&M, lettered in volleyball, basketball and track and field
·         Was the Southwest Conference champion in the heptathlon as a freshman

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