Tower Shines May 6 for Women’s Club Volleyball, Quidditch National Titles

Texas Quidditch and Women’s Club Volleyball
The UT Tower will shine with a burnt orange glow May 6 in honor of both the Women’s Club Volleyball and Quidditch teams, which each won a national title this past month. Here, members of the teams pose for celebratory pictures after winning the titles.

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt orange glow May 6 in honor of both the Women’s Club Volleyball and Quidditch teams, which each won a national title last month.

The UT Women’s Club Volleyball team defeated Texas A&M on April 11 to win the title, and the UT Quidditch team won its third-straight U.S. Quidditch World Cup title the following day.

The volleyball team claimed the title at the National Collegiate Club Volleyball Championship during the 2015 tournament in Kansas City, Miss. Quidditch, a sport created in the "Harry Potter" series, is played at colleges across the country, and The Texas Quidditch team was able to come “up with the snitch pull for the Longhorns,” after a hard fight to win the match against the Lone Star Quidditch Club.

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The Division of Recreational Sports oversees more than 40 sport clubs, including the volleyball and Quidditch teams. A total of 90 percent of the student population, or more than 45,000 young men and women, participate in RecSports programs and activities each year, accounting for 3.6 million hours of annual participation.

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