Anne Sluder '95 came straight to the Dedmon Center after wrapping up a jump-rope club session at the Charlotte, N.C., elementary school where she teaches.
"It feels great to be here but kind of weird as well," she said during pregame warm-ups. "I have the strange feeling that I am back in the day getting ready for another practice here."
Sluder, also a Hall of Famer, played in two different NCAA championship tournaments in the same year—with the 1993 volleyball team and the 1993-94 basketball team.
Tyler Kleckner '08 made the trip from Raleigh, N.C., where he works in the financial industry. "I just love to see these guys every year and hear the stories from their time at RU," Kleckner said. "It is a lot of fun and a chance to maintain great relationships."
As the red men's team coach, Tim Blassingame '91 bested Tom Gallaher '96, who led the men's white team. After the post-game handshakes, Blassingame said, "The friendships that continue to grow are the best thing about this weekend. I can't imagine being anywhere else."
Said Gallaher, "We'll get them next year." Meanwhile, he said, "the real fun will be spending time with the guys during the rest of the weekend."