RICHMOND, VA. – Prior to spring break a couple weeks ago, the VCU volleyball team put in some extra reading. Luckily for the Rams it was not out of their chemistry books, but instead some Dr. Suess.
The volleyball team and staff celebrated Read Across America Day with students at A.M. Davis Elementary school. Read Across America Day is celebrated annually on Dr. Seuss' birthday in schools throughout the entire country.
One or two players went to into every classroom from Pre- K to fourth grade and not only read, but participated in activities and games about the books.
"It is always fun to see the kids light up when a VCU athlete is participating. Perhaps the most is gained by our players and staff because we are touched so much by the enthusiasm and desire to learn and interact," VCU head coach James Finley said.
Coach Finley and his staff saw this as a great opportunity to give back in the community. Giving back is something that Finley stresses as one of the key values of his program.
Finley said, "I think for our team what is most valuable is that we get a chance to give back to the community, and I think often times what we get out is more valuable than what we give back."
May 24, 2012 VCU VOLLEYBALL ADDS FOUR TO 2012 SQUAD
March 27, 2012 RAMS SPEND TIME READING TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS
February 15, 2012 VOLLEYBALL ADDS MORRISROE TO STAFF
February 6, 2012 BOYD, ARAGAO NAMED TO ALL-STATE TEAMS
January 18, 2012 BLACK & GOLD ENJOY SUCCESSFUL SEMESTER IN THE CLASSROOM
November 28, 2011 BOYD, WATERS NAMED TO COBRA ALL-EAST REGION TEAM
November 26, 2011 WATERS, HOTT SET BLOCKS MARK IN SEASON FINALE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE
November 20, 2011 DELAWARE ENDS VCU UPSET BID IN CAA CHAMPIONSHIP
November 18, 2011 RAMS START, FINISH STRONG, HOLD OFF TOWSON TO EARN CAA SEMIFINAL BID
November 17, 2011 THREE RAMS NAMED TO ALL-CAA VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
November 14, 2011 ARAGAO NAMED CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
November 14, 2011 RAMS ADD GALLOP DURING EARLY SIGNING PERIOD
November 10, 2011 RAMS SEND OFF SENIORS WITH 3-0 ROUT OF WILLIAM & MARY
November 8, 2011 HOTT NAMED CAA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
November 5, 2011 RAMS OVERPOWER GEORGIA STATE TO CLINCH CAA TOURNAMENT BERTH
November 4, 2011 RAMS THROW BLOCK PARTY, SEND UNCW PACKING
November 1, 2011 VCU COMES ALIVE, BLOCKS WAKE FOREST TO RALLY FOR 3-2 WIN
October 29, 2011 NORTHEASTERN SURVIVES VCU SCARE, 3-2
October 28, 2011 FARKAS, HOTT SPARK PIVOTAL RAMS’ WIN AT HOFSTRA
October 21, 2011 FIRST PLACE JAMES MADISON STAYS SHARP, TOPS VCU, 3-0
October 19, 2011 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? - MELISSA PETERSON
October 17, 2011 BOYD NAMED CAA CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
October 15, 2011 DELAWARE HALTS VCU WIN STREAK, 3-1
October 14, 2011 BOYD, RAMS OVERPOWER VISITING TOWSON, 3-1
October 11, 2011 RAMS GET DEFENSIVE, SWEEP AWAY LIBERTY, 3-0
October 6, 2011 WATERS, RAMS STONEWALL WILLIAM & MARY, 3-0
October 2, 2011 RAMS CONTINUE DOMINANCE OVER UNC WILMINGTON WITH 3-1 WIN
September 30, 2011 GEORGIA STATE TIPS VCU DESPITE BOYD, FARKAS
September 27, 2011 RAMS HALT SKID, POUND HOWARD, 3-0
September 24, 2011 DAWG DAYS: JAMES MADISON SLIPS PAST VCU, 3-1
September 23, 2011 ZONJIC, GEORGE MASON TOO HOT TO HANDLE FOR VCU