Kansas Volleyball Makes Trip To New Orleans For Community Outreach and Spring Competition

April 13, 2009


In its recent trip to New Orleans last weekend, April 10-11, the Kansas volleyball team volunteered its time for a local charitable organization and also competed in three spring matches at Tulane University.

Upon arrival Friday morning, the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Main Street Design Committee directed the KU volleyball team to the Parkway Partners Latino Farmers Co-Op Community Garden where the Jayhawks spent the afternoon harvesting crops. The crops grown from this garden are sold through the town’s local farmers market and profits get pumped back into the community.

Later in the evening, the KU volleyball team shared a meal with Jayhawk Brittany Williams’ family, who lives in New Orleans.

On Saturday, the team played a trio of games going 2-1 on the day. Kansas defeated Southern Mississippi 2-0 and the University of New Orleans 2-0 before falling 0-2 to Tulane to conclude its competition for the weekend.

Karina Garlington posted a team-high 21 kills during the matches, while Jenna Kaiser followed with 15. Katie Martincich led KU’s defensive efforts with 21 digs on the day.

Following its matches, Kansas enjoyed local cuisine in the French Quarter and capped the night with beignets from New Orleans’ famous Café Du Monde.

The Kansas volleyball team’s next day of competition will be on April 18 in Kansas City, Mo., where it will face St. Louis, Creighton and Colorado State.