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Fight, fight, fight for Oakland, Fight the whole game long. Fight, fight, fight for Oakland, Keep the Grizzlies strong!

While the battle rages, And our work’s not done, We will fight for glory, ‘Til the game is won.


2009 OAKLAND UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL YEARBOOK

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MEET THE PLAYERS

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COACHING STAFF

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THIS IS OAKLAND

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2008 STATISTICS

Credits The 2009 Oakland University volleyball yearbook was written, typset, and conceptualized by Paul Smith, Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations at Oakland University. Photography by Jose Juarez, Rick Smith, and Paul Smith. Editorial assistance by head coach Rob Beam.

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15 | ADRIENNE LEONE The Adrienne Leone File Senior • 5-11 Outside Hitter Clinton Township, Mich. Fraser HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What is your favorite form of communication? A: Face to face communication. Q: What is your favorite hangout on the OU campus? A: My apartment. Q: What is one thing you never leave home without? A: My phone. Q: What inspires you? A: My family. Q: What are your goals for this upcoming season? A: To have a successful and fun season.

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GAMEDAY “Adrienne is already the Oakland career leader in attack attempts and this is for a good reason. She is one of the most physical players in The Summit League and we will rely heavily on her to terminate rallies this year. This off season she worked very hard to develop the rest of her game to become an impactful six rotation player. We will look for her to be a key component to our offense in both the front row and back row this season. She is a captain and we will rely on her experience to lead this young team.” Oakland University Head Coach Rob Beam

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11 | NIKKI PAWSON

The Nikki Pawson File Senior • 5-10 Middle Hitter Blissfield, Michigan Blissfield HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: Is there one thing that makes you cringe? A: When people grind their teeth together. Q: How do you like your eggs cooked? A: Scrambled with cheese. Q: If you were on American Idol, what would you sing? A: “Friends in Low Places” - it is my go-to song. Q: If tomorrow’s headline were about you, what would it say? A: Local girl wins MEGA MILLIONS!!! Q: What would the message of your ideal fortune cookie say? A: You will be getting new clothes.

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GAMEDAY

“Nikki has embraced the challenge of making a position switch heading into her senior season. She will be competing this year as either a left or right side hitter. Her quick arm and outgoing personality make her presence known on the court.” Oakland University Head Coach Rob Beam

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8 | BRITTANY DUNN The Brittany Dunn File Junior • 5-3 Defensive Specialist Bowling Green, Ohio Bowling Green HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What was your favorite moment of the 2008 season? A: Winning our two last home games for our seniors. Q: Guitar Hero or Rock Band? A: Guitar Hero. Q: Who was your teen crush growing up? A: Zac Hanson. Q: What celebrity do people say you resemble? A: No one has ever told me that I look like a celebrity but people always tell me I’m exactly like the girl from “My Girl” because I grew up above our family funeral home and I plan to eventually take it over. Q: Why did you choose Oakland? A: Volleyball of course, but I really liked the campus and the people.

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GAMEDAY “I am looking for Brittany to build on last year’s experience as libero and take it to another level. She is a steady passer and skilled defender, but most importantly she understands our defensive schemes and executes each one very well. Also, she will be a captain this year and will be integral to providing leadership for our young team.” Oakland University Head Coach Rob Beam

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20 | SAMANTHA FILIPEK The Samantha Filipek File Senior • 5-9 Setter Washington Twp., Michigan Romeo HS Stony Brook FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What is one of your goals for the upcoming season? A: Making it to the conference tournament. Q: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? A: Working as a successful obstetrician/gynecologist. Making the world a better place one baby at a time! Q: What is your favorite local place to eat? A: Krazy Greek in downtown Rochester. Q: What movie do you pretty much know every line to? A: The Princess Bride. Q: How would you spend your perfect day? A: On the beach on some remote island.

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GAMEDAY

“Sami does an excellent job of distributing the ball in our offense. She understands our system and utilizes the strengths of her teammates exceptionally well. Her bright personality is balanced well by a competitive streak that makes her a great leader on the court. She was selected as a captain because of these traits by her teammates and I will count on her to help lead our program this season.� Oakland University Head Coach Rob Beam

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6 | ALLISON BELL The Allison Bell File Sophomore • 6-1 Middle Hitter Marion, Iowa Linn-Mar HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: Guitar Hero or Rock Band? A: Rock Band. Q: Is there anything you can’t say “no” to? A: Dippin Dots ice cream. Q: What did you do over the summer? A: Worked and played volleyball. Q: What movies do you pretty much know every line to? A: Dumb and Dumber or Tommy Boy. Q: What are your favorite TV shows? A: The Office, Scrubs, and Family Guy.

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GAMEDAY

“This season I am looking for Allison to emerge as a force in the middle. She had an unbelievable spring season and I think her attacking has now caught up to her blocking. This combination will make her a solid middle in the Summit League.” Oakland University Head Coach Rob Beam

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10 | JENNA LANGE The Jenna Lange File Sophomore • 6-0 Middle Hitter Marlette, Michigan Marlette HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: Is there anything you can not say “no” to? A: Olive Garden breadsticks. Q: What celebrity do people say you resemble? A: Katherine Heigl. Q: What reality TV show would you love to be on? A: Real World or Road Rules Challenge. Q: What did you dream you’d be when you were growing up? A: A professional basketball player in the WNBA. Q: How would you spend your perfect day? A: On the beach, jet skiing, tubing, water skiing, and boating.

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2009 OAKLAND UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL YEARBOOK “Jenna was among the top offensive middles in the Summit League last year as a freshman. Her ability to attack and find kills in a number of ways will be huge for us this year. She has also emerged as a strong leader for our program and I think her sense of responsibility and work ethic will help propel our team.” Oakland University Head Coach Rob Beam

GAMEDAY

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2 | ASHLEIGH SLEMMER The Ashleigh Slemmer File Sophomore • 6-0 Outside Hitter Dublin, Ohio Dublin-Coffman HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: If you could see any concert, who would be performing? A: The Fray. Q: What or who inspires you? A: My dad. Q: What is your favorite TV show? A: 90210 or ESPN - even though that’s not really a show. Q: What is your favorite website? A: Facebook. Q: What are your goals for the upcoming season? A: Number one, don’t get hurt! Number two, be an important part of my team.

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GAMEDAY

“Ashleigh had a brilliant start to her career last season. She has diligently rehabbed after ACL surgery and I expect her to again impact our program as an outside hitter. She is a great server, solid ball handler, and an athletic presence at the net.” Oakland University Head Coach Rob Beam

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14 | MEGHAN BRAY The Meghan Bray File Freshman • 5-10 Outside Hitter Naperville, Illinois Naperville Central HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: If you could see three concerts, who would be performing? A: Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, and The Who. Q: Who was your teen crush growing up? A: River Phoenix. Q: What is something that makes you cringe? A: Metal scraping metal. Q: If you were on American Idol, what would you sing? A: Anything by Janis Joplin. Q: Do you have any pets? A: A mouse named Lucy Diamond, and a cat named Love Monkey.

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19 | ALI HEDDEN

The Ali Hedden File Freshman • 6-0 Outside Hitter Grand Ledge, Mich. Grand Ledge HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? A: I see myself happy and starting a career in the medical field. Q: Who was your teen crush growing up? A: Who doesn’t have the boy band phase? My teen crush was Nick Carter. Q: What do you want to know about the future? A: Nothing, that’s the fun part about life - you never know what’s coming next! Q: What is your favorite website? A: My guilty pleasure and favorite website is probably Facebook. Q: Who is your favorite superhero? A: Batman.

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22 | BRITTANY HOLBROOK The Brittany Holbrook File Freshman • 6-1 Middle Hitter Westland, Michigan John Glenn HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What is your favorite form of communication? A: Texting! I’m always texting... it’s a habit. Q: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? A: Being a social worker in Knoxville, Tennessee, where half my family lives. Q: If you could see three concerts, what would they be? A: The Fray, Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys. Q: Is there anything you can’t say “no” to? A: Twizzlers! Q: What video game character is just like you? A: Yoshi! Just along for the ride, eating everything in sight.

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33 | ALLI KIRK

The Alli Kirk File Freshman • 5-8 Defensive Specialist Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: If you could see any three concerts, what would they be? A: N’Sync, Michael Jackson, and Rascal Flatts. Q: Guitar Hero or Rock Band? A: Rock Band. Q: If you were on American Idol, what would you sing? A: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by the Temptations. Q: What celebrity do people say you resemble? A: Judy Garland or Corey from “Boy Meets World”. Q: Why did you choose Oakland? A: Everything about OU was exactly what I needed and wanted in a college.

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4 | JILLIAN KULKA The Jillian Kulka File Freshman • 5-2 Defensive Specialist Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Grosse Pointe North HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What is your favorite form of communication? A: I really just like to talk face to face with people, but text messaging and e-mailing are very convenient. Q: If you could see three concerts, who would be performing? A: Beyonce, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lil’ Wayne. Q: What is your favorite place to eat? A: National Coney Island. Q: What Olympic event would you love to compete in other than volleyball? A: Speed Walking. Q: What video game character is most like you? A: My Mii on the Wii.

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3 | AMBER MIEHLKE

The Amber Miehlke File Freshman • 5-11 Outside Hitter Lake Zurich, Illinois Lake Zurich HS FIVE QUESTIONS Q: If you could see any three concerts, what would they be? A: Rascal Flatts, Linkin Park, and The Fray Q: Is there anything you can’t say “no” to? A: Twizzlers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Q: Do you have any pets? A: Two dogs - Harley and Fudge. Q: Why did you choose Oakland? A: For volleyball and because I love the campus. Q: What is your favorite website? A: Facebook.

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12 | ASHLEY NEVELLE The Ashley Nevelle File Sophomore (TR) • 5-11 Setter Caledonia, Michigan Caledonia HS Cincinnati FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What are some of your goals for the upcoming season? A: Winning a conference championship and making it to the tournament. Q: What is something that makes you cringe? A: Seeing someone get hurt or looking at spiders. Q: What did you do over the summer? A: Hung out with my family and went to Cedar Point! Q: Describe the best vacation you’ve been on. A: Hawaii - I went shopping and laid out on the beautiful beaches! Q: How would you spend your perfect day? A: At the beach playing volleyball and swimming.

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2009 ROSTER

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Name Position Ashleigh Slemmer OH Amber Miehlke OH Jillian Kulka DS Allison Bell MH Brittany Dunn L/DS Jenna Lange MH Ashley Nevelle S Nikki Pawson MH Meghan Bray OH Adrienne Leone OH/RS Ali Hedden MH/RS Samantha Filipek S Brittany Holbrook MH Alli Kirk DS

Height 6-0 5-11 5-2 6-0 5-3 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-8

Class Hometown / Previous School/High School Sophomore Dublin, Ohio / Coffman Freshman Lake Zurich, Ill. / Lake Zurich Freshman Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. / Grosse Pointe North Sophomore Marion, Iowa / Linn-Mar Junior Bowling Green, Ohio / Bowling Green Sophomore Marlette, Mich. / Marlette Sophomore Caledonia, Mich. / Caledonia / Cincinnati Senior Blissfield, Mich. / Blissfield Freshman Naperville, Ill. / Naperville Central Senior Clinton Twp., Mich. / Fraser Freshman Grand Ledge, Mich. / Grand Ledge Junior Washington Twp., Mich. / Romeo / Stony Brook Freshman Westland, Mich. / John Glenn Freshman Bloomington, Ill. / Bloomington

Head Coach: Rob Beam (Clarke College, ’96), 3rd Year Assistant Coaches: Kelly Price, 3rd Year; Eric Lindstrom, 4th Year

The 2009 Seniors

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THE HEAD COACH

The Rob Beam File Head Coach • Third Year 16-42 at Oakland Clarke College, ‘96

FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What are some of your goals for the upcoming season? A: Making The Summit League Tournament, winning the conference title, and playing in the NCAA Tournament. Q: What was your favorite moment of the 2008 season? A: Beating IUPUI 3-1 on Senior Night. Our five seniors deserved to go out on top. Q: What is your favorite local place to eat? A: Sagebrush Cantina in Lake Orion. It has great Mexican food! Q: What celebrity do most people say you resemble? A: Chris Kattan. Q: What movie do you pretty much know every line to? A: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

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Q&A WITH ROB BEAM

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What is the first thing about Oakland University you tell a prospective player on a recruiting visit? “The three things that standout for me about Oakland University are the beauty of our campus, the quality of our academic programs, and the excellence of our athletic facilities. But on a deeper level it is the people involved and the passion they have for developing our studentathletes that make this a special place. In every single department on campus we have amazing faculty and staff. No matter what direction a potential Golden Grizzly is looking academically, they will find a mentor that will inspire them.”

ROB BEAM

How will a player’s experience with the Oakland volleyball program help to prepare them for life after graduation? “I ask our players to do a few simple things every day: chose a positive attitude, give their best effort, eliminate distractions, develop their passions, enjoy the moment, and embrace the people around them. In our program we are trying to develop a certain mentality whether they will go on to a professional career, graduate school, or other pursuit. I want them to immerse themselves in the process of developing around their talents, skills, and passions. That means seeking internships, reading on the subject, and generally refining their expertise so that they can become a leader in their field. While this sounds like serious business, I always remind them that working in this way is fun and should be incredibly rewarding.” Overall, what is your coaching philosophy? “I think I have two equally important jobs here as head coach. The first is as an educator and the second is as a creator of environment. In terms of pedagogy I think it is the structure of our practices and the level of detail that makes us unique. We prepare our players for the situations that happen in matches. Much of our time is spent in team game play and our systems. Also, we work toward developing the skills, individual and team, required to execute at certain statistical levels. Our players are well aware of what level of execution we need to win The Summit League and we work at getting there every day. I think this makes our gym more of a classroom than anything else. We are all equal partners in the process of getting to a championship level of performance. As for the second, the culture that we have here at Oakland is essential to the growth we have seen in the last two seasons. This culture essentially has two components: one is the belief in competition and the other has to do with the strength of our relationships. I put my players in competitive situations every day. I have dozens of scored drills and even longer running competitions that challenge our players to deliver their best at all times. These extra incentives maintain consistent daily improvement, as well as ensuring that we are having fun in the process. In terms of relationships, we work at creating these elements both on and off the court. If we are going to push each other to perform there has to be a genuine connection and underlying respect between every member of our program. When you see our team interact, you can tell there is something special going on here.

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ASSISTANT COACHES The Kelly Price File Assistant Coach • Third Year Loyola, ‘01

FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What is one thing you would like to learn to do this year? A: Type faster. Q: How would you spend your perfect day? A: Up north, relaxing at my grandparents’ cottage. Q: If you could see three concerts, who would be performing? A: U2, Dave Matthews Band, and Prince. Q: Is there anything you can’t say “no” to? A: Cotton candy. Q: What reality TV show would you love to be on? A: Dancing With The Stars.

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ASSISTANT COACHES The Eric Lindstrom File Assistant Coach • Fourth Year

FIVE QUESTIONS Q: What celebrity do people say you resemble? A: Freddie Prinze, Jr. Q: What did you dream you’d be growing up? A: A firefighter. Q: If you could see three concerts, who would be performing? A: Kenny Chesney, Aerosmith, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Q: Guitar Hero or Rock Band? A: Guitar Hero. Q: What is your favorite book? A: “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown.

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Meadow Brook Hall is the fourth largest historic house museum in the United States and is renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale. Built between 1926 and 1929 as the residence of Matilda Dodge Wilson (widow of auto pioneer John Dodge) and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred G. Wilson, the 110-room, 88,000-square-foot, Tudor-revival style mansion is complete with vast collections of original art and furnishings.

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MEADOW BROOK HALL

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WELCOME TO OU!

Nestled in the heart of Oakland County, Michigan, Oakland University has a student enrollment of 18,169 students (14,397 undergraduate, 3,772 graduate) in 132 baccalaureate and 177 graduate and certificate programs. Oakland University boasts a state-of-the-art campus featuring everything from NCAA Division I athletics to top-notch performances at the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

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LOCAL SPORTS

The OU campus is located just five minutes away from the metro Detroit area’s premier sports and entertainment facility, the Palace of Auburn Hills, home to the 2004 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons and 2008 WNBA Champion Detroit Shock. The Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Lions all play just 30 minutes from the OU campus in downtown Detroit.

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Oakland University is home to the highly-acclaimed Meadow Brook Music Festival, which brings numerous high-profile musical and comedy acts to the OU campus every year. Blues Traveler, Jackson Browne, Frank Caliendo, Collective Soul, Counting Crows, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, Chris Isaak, Live, Dave Matthews Band, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, and “Weird” Al Yankovic are just a sampling of the high-profile acts to have visited the OU campus in the last few years. DTE Energy Music Theatre and The Palace of Auburn Hills also host several concerts within minutes of the OU campus.

MEADOW BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL

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2009 OAKLAND UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL YEARBOOK During the holiday season the city of Rochester comes alive! A short drive down Main Street allows local businesses to show off their “true colors” as they combine to show off their holiday spirit by covering the facades of their buildings with multicolored lights.

THIS IS ROCHESTER

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The holiday season isn’t the only time that Rochester comes alive. The downtown area offers some of the best shopping in the metro Detroit area. And if shoppers can’t find what they’re looking for here, Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills and the Somerset Collection in Troy are just minutes away.

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SHOPPING

Located just minutes south of the OU campus, Somerset Collection provides 1,440,000 square feet of retail for area residents and guests. Originally opened in 1969, the shopping center has undergone extensive renovations to enhance the look of the mall. A 700-foot, enclosed moving sidewalk connects the North and South sides. Featuring over 180 unique shops and restaurants, 78 stores are unique to the center and are the only Michigan location. Valet parking is also offered.

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SHOPPING

Blending the hottest concepts in theme entertainment and dining with an unparalleled offering of more than 200 exciting, value-oriented and regular-priced stores. Opened in November of 1998, Great Lakes Crossing boasts six-themed and architecturally distinctive areas in a 1.4 million square foot structure. Great Lakes Crossing brings numerous “firsts” to Michigan, including Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (five football fields worth of outdoor gear and shopping fun), GameWorks (hi-tech indoor playland developed by Steven Spielberg’s guidance), Rainforest Cafe, and Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center.

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TEAM TRAVEL The Golden Grizzlies consistently travel all across the country to play against top-flight opponents in great locations. Last year, the Golden Grizzlies paid a visit to Niagara Falls for the Niagara Invitational, while this year the Golden Grizzlies opened the season at the West Virginia University Classic.

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2009 OAKLAND UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL YEARBOOK The atmosphere inside the Athletics Center O’Rena has provided for quite the “home court” advantage for the Golden Grizzlies. The boisterous crowds continue to make the Athletics Center O’Rena one of the least welcoming venues in all of The Summit League for visiting teams.

THE ATMOSPHERE

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The Golden Grizzlies volleyball team has participated in numerous community service projects over the past several years, including volunteering for Gilda’s Club of Metro Detroit, and most recently assisting on a Habitat for Humanity build over the summer.

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                  

               

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                  

                   

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                   

               

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                                                                           

                  

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                                                           

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                                                        

                  

                  

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                                                        

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                  

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                                       

                   ���

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

2008 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS Aug. 29 at Niagara W, 3-2 (26-28, 25-19, 15-25, 25-13, 19-17) Aug. 30 vs. Southern Illinois L, 3-0 (24-26, 12-25, 22-25) Aug. 30 vs. Sacred Heart W, 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-16) Sept. 5 vs. Western Michigan L, 3-0 (19-25, 23-25, 22-25) Sept. 6 at Illinois State L, 3-0 (8-25, 16-25, 20-25) Sept. 6 vs. Western Carolina W, 3-1 (20-25, 25-11, 25-21, 25-14) Sept. 9 BOWLING GREEN L, 3-0 (22-25, 22-25, 18-25) Sept. 12 at #25 Michigan L, 3-0 (21-25, 21-25, 14-25) Sept. 13 vs. Auburn L, 3-1 (16-25, 23-25, 25-18, 22-25) Sept. 13 vs. Toledo L, 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 18-25, 20-25) Sept. 16 at Michigan State L, 3-1 (15-25, 21-25, 25-17, 19-25) Sept. 19 UMKC* L, 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 26-24, 27-29, 14-16) Sept. 21 at IPFW* L, 3-1 (25-22, 16-25, 24-26, 20-25) Sept. 26 at Oral Roberts* L, 3-0 (13-25, 13-25, 20-25) Sept. 27 at UMKC* W, 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-13) Oct. 3 NORTH DAKOTA STATE* L, 3-0 (23-25, 15-25, 16-25) Oct. 4 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE* L, 3-0 (28-30, 20-25, 24-26) Oct. 7 EASTERN MICHIGAN L, 3-2 (24-26, 25-18, 16-25, 26-24, 8-15) Oct. 10 at Centenary* W, 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-23) Oct. 17 at IUPUI* L, 3-1 (25-27, 22-25, 25-22, 17-25) Oct. 18 at Western Illinois* L, 3-0 (21-25, 19-25, 14-25) Oct. 24 IPFW* L, 3-0 (33-35, 22-25, 21-25) Oct. 31 CENTENARY* W, 3-0 (25-20, 25-8, 25-22) Nov. 1 ORAL ROBERTS* L, 3-0 (22-25, 26-28, 21-25) Nov. 4 at Central Michigan L, 3-1 (26-24, 11-25, 22-25, 17-25) Nov. 7 at South Dakota State* L, 3-0 (20-25, 17-25, 16-25) Nov. 8 at North Dakota State* L, 3-0 (12-25, 16-25, 10-25) Nov. 14 WESTERN ILLINOIS* W, 3-2 (25-19, 25-19, 26-28, 21-25, 16-14) Nov. 15 IUPUI* W, 3-1 (25-15, 18-25, 25-16, 25-22) * Denotes Summit League match Home matches in BOLD CAPS.

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The final home game of the season always serves as a bittersweet occasion for the OU volleyball program, as we say goodbye to the senior student-athletes who have played their last contest at the Athletics Center O’Rena. While they will no longer wear the OU uniform, they will always be a proud part of our history, and will forever be Golden Grizzlies. As they transition from a successful playing career at OU, it is the hope of our program that their experiences as a part of the Oakland volleyball will lead them to even greater successes in the years to come!

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Fight, fight, fight for Oakland, Fight the whole game long. Fight, fight, fight for Oakland, Keep the Grizzlies strong!

When the game is over, And the story’s told, OU will claim victory, We’re the Black and Gold!


2009 GOLDEN GRIZZLIES SCHEDULE AUGUST Fri. Sat.

28 at West Virginia# 29 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)# vs. Towson#

SEPTEMBER Sat. Sun.

5 WRIGHT STATE^ 6 NORTH TEXAS^ CANISIUS^ Thu. 10 at UMKC* Sat. 12 at Southern Utah* Fri. 18 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE* Sat. 19 NORTH DAKOTA STATE* Tue. 22 at Bowling Green Fri. 25 at Centenary* Sat. 26 at Oral Roberts*

OCTOBER Fri. Tue. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat.

2 6 9 10 16 17 23 24 30 31

IPFW* at Eastern Michigan IUPUI* WESTERN ILLINOIS* at North Dakota State* at South Dakota State* ORAL ROBERTS* CENTENARY* at IPFW* at Valparaiso

NOVEMBER Fri. 6 Sat. 7 Fri. 13 Sat. 14 20-21

at Western Illinois* at IUPUI* SOUTHERN UTAH* UMKC* at Summit League Tourn.

*Denotes Summit League match # - West Virginia University Classic ^ - Golden Grizzly Invitational Home Matches in BOLD CAPS.

Morgantown, W. Va. 7 p.m. Morgantown, W. Va. 11 a.m. Morgantown, W. Va. 4:30 p.m. ROCHESTER ROCHESTER ROCHESTER Kansas City, Mo. Cedar City, Utah ROCHESTER ROCHESTER Bowling Green, Ohio Shreveport, La. Tulsa, Okla.

7 p.m. Noon 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

ROCHESTER Ypsilanti, Mich. ROCHESTER ROCHESTER Fargo, N.D. Brookings, S.D. ROCHESTER ROCHESTER Fort Wayne, Ind. Valparaiso, Ind.

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Macomb, Ill. Indianapolis, Ind. ROCHESTER ROCHESTER Fargo, N.D.

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. TBD


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