TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona Volleyball will kick off the season with its annual Red-Blue Scrimmage on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the McKale Center. Admission to the event is free and the 2013 volleyball posters will be available.
Head coach Dave Rubio is entering his 22nd season at the helm of the program and led one of the youngest squads in the country to a 16-15 overall record in 2012.
The Wildcats return 10 letterwinners, including six starters from a 2012 squad that finished with a 16-15 overall record. In addition, Arizona welcomes eight newcomers to the team, six freshmen and two transfers. Among the returnees are junior Madi Kingdon, an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection and Preseason All-Pac-12 honoree, and sophomores Halli Amaro and Olivia Magill, who both earned Pac-12 Honorable Mention All-Freshman honors last season.
Arizona's 33rd season of volleyball will get underway at home with the Arizona Invitational on Aug. 30 and 31. Arizona will open the tournament against Morgan State on Aug. 30 at 1:30 p.m. before facing Central Arkansas (10:30 a.m.) and No. 20 Kansas (7 p.m.) on Aug. 31.
Tickets for the 2013 volleyball season are available and can be purchased by visiting the McKale Center Ticket Office, calling 520-621-CATS or by visiting ArizonaWildcats.com/volleyballtickets
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