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I”m a 1997 graduate of St. Bonaventure University who now lives in South Florida.  While at Bona’s I played women’s volleyball.  My proudest achievement while there, was not what I did, but what I became.  The most amazing thing to me, is that for four years I had the wonderful privilege of playing volleyball with 14 other young women who became my sisters.  We are now scattered like autumn leaves around the country, from coast to coast.  All successful and all good people.

St. Bonaventure discontinued the volleyball program and it saddens me that generations of young women will not be given the same experience that I had.   I made a promise to myself that if I ever have the good fortune of winning the Florida Lottery,  I will donate money to St. Bonaventure Athletics.  Under one condition, it be used to support a volleyball program.  🙂


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  1. Carrie Carter / Mar 17 2012 1:09 am

    Very well written and summed up the Bonaventure experience in a magic way that I couldn’t have done myself. So many of my fellow alums (Class of 1994) have shared this on their FB pages. Thank you for writing this and although the guys didn’t make it today, they still made me proud! Let’s go Lady Bona’s! Thank you! I am a Bonnie!

    • Bike Souls / Mar 17 2012 1:50 am

      Thank you for your comment. I’m class of ’97 so I’m sure we smiled and greeted each other on campus one time! Go Bona’s!

  2. Dr. Denny / Feb 8 2013 4:01 pm

    I remember the termination of the volleyball program. I, too, was saddened by that. May you indeed hit the Florida lottery.

  3. Tom Franczyk '67 / Jan 8 2015 4:02 am

    According to the Bona Fight Song, the brown and white might refer to “Snow of the mountain height; Brown of the trees.” And brown is the color of the robes that are worn by the Franciscan fathers and brothers who teach at the university.

    • Cycle Tree / Jan 13 2015 11:58 am

      Thank you for the input. Actually one of the Friars did email me with the details about the brown and white representing the Friar’s robes. Either way, it’s an awesome place to go to school.

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