July 16, 2008
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The sixth edition of the Catamount Student-Athlete Roundtable Podcast, hosted by women’s basketball’s Heather Swayne and Jessica Jackson, includes interviews with the Director of the Catamount Club Gorham Bradley and Head Volleyball Coach Stephanie Dragan and volleyball players Liz Rondone and Carrie Minogue.
Bradley just recently took over the reigns of the Catamount Club and also serves as the Head Men’s Golf Coach. He talks about the Student-Athlete Scholarship Auction which takes place July 26 in Hickory, N.C.
Dragan, Rondone and Minoque touch on their trip to Croatia in which they will participate in a USA Developmental Team and compete from July 21-24 at the Global Challenge. Dragan will serve as an assistant coach on the team.
The 2008 Global Challenge will feature 16 teams with 10 being from Europe and six from the United States. The tournament starts off with a Round Robin format as the field is divided into four pools. The BIP/USA Developmental Team will be in a pool that includes Team Volley Falconara from Italy, Nova KMB Maribor from Slovenia and Montenegro’s Club GALEB. Following Round Robin play, the 16 teams compete in Challenge Matches to determine which teams are placed in the Gold and Silver divisions and will compete for the respective division championship.
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