On Saturday afternoon the first annual Argos tailgate kicked off. Notre Dame De Namur’s women’s volleyball team began conference play against Academy of Art University. The NDNU programming board decided to put together a tailgate to help raise awareness and support for their first conference game.
The Lady Argos are off to their best start in school history with a record of 4-4. Leading the Argos is Junior Dominique Tarrant, who was just named Pac-West player of the week.
At the start of the tailgate there were only 30 student present. But the closer it got to game time more students arrived. “I’ve never seen the programming board set up an event supporting athletics”, said senior Andrew Prather.
The programming board also gave away free food and drinks at the event. The smell of the barbecue had many students rushing to be first in line.
There were sandwiches available for students who don’t prefer barbecue. In addition, there was a raffle for those who attended to win a Footlocker gift card. “We wanted to try something different to bring together the whole school and not just athletes,” said programming board member Aysia Calugay. This was the school’s first attempt of supporting one of the sports teams on a big upcoming game.
NDNU senior soccer player Jack Ewet, explains “it was awesome to see our school attempting something new to support our sports teams. In the past, It seems as if they were never any announcements to the student body letting them know their was a big game coming up.”
“It was great see everyone supporting us at our game. I believe it helped us get the win”, said Junior volleyball player Dominique Tarrant. The team pulled out a great victory sweeping Academy of the Arts 3-0. Next the Lady Argos go on a tough road trip facing Dixie State, Azusa Pacifica, and Concordia University.