Amy 0"Neal, junior history major, spikes the ball in anticipation of
the game to come. Photo by Cesar Alvarez.
As the dormitory residents started to get
bored of just preparing academically for the next
day's class, they had to search
for recreations that were both
fun and exciting. There was
a ritual for both resident and
non-resident students who
partook in nightly exhibitions
of skill and luck. The game:
sand-volleyball; the location:
behind the Moody Towers.
Yes, Galveston type sand vol-,
leyball in the comforts of th£
university campus. The
games were frequent, and the
competitiveness was always
The games tended to
begin at seven and lasted
until the last person gave up
or fell asleep on the court.
That meant that the participants were known to play up
to odd hours in the night, two
or three o'clock in the morning. Benito Aguilar, senior
biology major, commented
"It's fun playing out here
because you have a good time
while meeting new people
from the dorms as well as
commuting students." Jorge
Moralez, senior psychology
major, added, "You know
you've had a good game when
your [body] hurts."
The types of ath-
' letes that participated in this
challenging game were from
all walks of life. The spectrum was composed of everything from beach bunnies to
out of shape couch potatoes.
One player said "Midnight
Volleyball is a great way for
even non-athletes to release
stored up energy."
Benito Aguilar, senior biology
major, gives the Cougar sign, symbolizing the school spirit behind
Midnight Volleyball. Photo by Cesar
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^Jorge Moralez, senior psychology major, dives- vainly- in an attempt to
save the ball. Photo by Cesar Alvarez.