Weather Shortens Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Volleyball Classic park
San Diego State and Southern Illinois shared the title for the weather-shortened 10th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Volleyball Classic, hosted by the Tulane University women's team, this past weekend at Fogelman Arena. The tournament, which also featured William & Mary, was originally scheduled for six matches with each team playing each of the other three schools. However, due to Tropical Storm Lee, the event was abbreviated.
San Diego State and Southern Illinois finished with 1-1 records and did not play each other. Both schools won five sets and lost three. Tulane took third place after defeating San Diego State, 3-2, on Friday, but falling in straight sets on Saturday to Southern Illinois.
Friday: William & Mary def. Southern Illinois, 3-2
Friday: Tulane def. San Diego State, 3-2
Friday: San Diego State def. William & Mary, 3-0
Saturday: Southern Illinois def. Tulane, 3-0
Laura Thole, Southern Illinois (MVP)
Alysia Mayes, Southern Illinois
Paije Pearson, San Diego State
Johnna Fouch, San Diego State
Cori Martone, Tulane
Celine Alasomuka, William & Mary
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Volleyball Classic was the first collegiate event of the organization's year-long repertoire of events, which will be highlighted by a pair of the top college football games of the year in the Louisiana Superdome: the 78th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic on Tuesday, Jan. 3 and the Allstate BCS National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 9. In addition, the bowl is part of the local organizing committee for the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four, another Superdome event scheduled for March 31 and April 2. Through hosting and sponsorships, the Allstate Sugar Bowl supports and honors over 13,000 student-athletes each year.
The Sugar Bowl Committee continues to be very active in the New Orleans community by holding fast to its mission of sponsoring and promoting amateur sporting events which foster revenue and spark economic growth for the city and the state. This year the Bowl will support more than 25 events in sports such as volleyball, baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, sailing, track and field, soccer and tennis, as well as football. In addition, the Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsors the local chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame as well as the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame.