. -- The academic year might be wrapping up with final exams this week, but the Creighton Volleyball program is staying busy throughout the month of May.
The volleyball team will partner with the Creighton women's basketball program on May 13th when it hosts its annual "Celebrating Champions" golf outing at Tiburon Golf Club in west Omaha. Sign-ups for golfers are still being accepted through Friday, as are hole sponsorships and reservations for those that only wish to attend dinner. For more information, call (402) 280-2720.
The volleyball team will wrap up its spring with a foreign trip to Nicaragua from May 15-22, where it will play matches in Managua, San Juan del Sur and Granada while touring the country located in Central America.
In addition to the matches, the team will also participate in several days of community service to help with the Casa Llanta Fund. The Casa Llanta Fund financially supports schools and other educational initiatives in San Juan del Sur.
Plans call for the team to be blogging, tweeting and sending photos/video from their trip while they are away, with daily updates to come on the team's website (GoCreighton.com
), Twitter account (@CreightonVB
), and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/creightonvolleyball
Creighton returns 12-of-13 letterwiners from last season's team that finished 23-9 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, losing only Savannah Smith
. Elkhorn native Maggie Baumert, an incoming transfer from the University of Georgia, has also joined the team and will be participating on the trip.