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The West Georgian. (Carrollton, Ga.) 1933-current, November 14, 2007, Image 1

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Last issue of the semester! The answers to all of your finals are inside. ‘ r Volume 57 - issue 13 Wolves volleyball team win first GSC championship By Lindsay Murray Staff Writer Imurrayl @my.westga .edu The West Georgia volleyball team has made history all season, going on a 17-match winning streak with an overall 24-11 regular season record. They succeeded under the leadership of interim head coach Carla Silveira, who took over the team in the middle of the season. However, entering the Gulf South Conference tournament last weekend at Rhodes Field House in Searcy, Arkansas, many doubted the Wolves chances to win as a fourth seeded team. The Wolves made history again by becoming the first fourth seeded team to win in the opening round, ultimately winning their first GSC championship in school history. “It feels great to be apart of history,” Silveira said. “We had a great team throughout the season and one of our goals was to win the GSC Tournament. I just told our team to believe that we were good enough to win and we did.” The volleyball team previously won only one game in postseason appearances in the past The color of Autumn XT’ ;'^B|^^B^^B I SmnSnMRBk t . M 3USm i ■ , <Kk*^j!jjßßEEfi HHEaR■ V t^ef|3 / >’ : ‘ ' * V,”' •v■',.**- >is •;' :; - • -£*.- * k I w " \-" irT' 1 “‘, '*->*?>. '„,■) ,''■. t- *.; *•.'/!! ~X' * **4^v PAo/o fcv Terence Rushin DESPITE THE WEXTHER. TO PR.OVE IT, WINTER IS SLOWLY ON THE WAY, XND THE TR.EES ON CXMPUS DISPLAY THEIR. BEXUTY BEFORE THE COLD HITS. The JHHBf r £Of&S spat ft B ’ ' • . R |w mB ' BHIML cyX '. v jft ?|||pp^ ■H - v F -2- .. - i *■ - #p /• I ShBI B- Bi *- B| B : lift yj nBDBHBKHfIHfI Hp MHHsHKH |sl flic/ " jKt jIBHHPjH;/ - '■■ jipcy^l''■: rf"' ■ Photo courtest of The West Georgia Wolves volleyball team can now add a GSC Tournament win to their already im pressive 24-11 season. Coming off a historical 17-match winning streak, the Wolves made history once again by entering the GSC tournament as fourth seed— and taking it all. ten years, and the win gives West Georgia's athletic program its first GSC title since the 2002 Men’s Basketball Championship. West Georgia began the tournament by defeating host and number one seeded Harding. The first game started off slow for both teams, but the Lady Bison got things together and won a close game on their home court 30-28. In game two, the Wolves jumped to an 8-2 lead. After West Georgian In News - Page 2 •fm jhkjebh Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery speaks on campus. WWW I 11EWESTGEORGIAN.COM Harding made a run, the Wolves went to Carolin Schoeneck, who got seven kills in game two. West Georgia finished the game winning 30-27, and never looked back as they upset number one seeded Harding 3-l in the first round. In the next round, the Wolves faced the three-time defending GSC champions, North Alabama. The Lady Lions swept the regular season meetings, winning 3-0 in Florence and 3-2 in Carrollton, iR/n Opinion - Page 5 The real price and value of college textbooks. but West Georgia continued their historic weekend, defeating the Lions 3-0 to make it to the championship game. The real contest came against West Florida, a team that has come back from a 2-0 deficit twice to beat the Wolves in the regular season, and they showed no respect to the Wolves at the beginning of the match. However, West Georgia got over the hump, blasting the Lady Argos by a 3-0 margin. The Wolves finished An interview with Billy Alford; Decorated campus veteran and worker By Ellis Smith News Editor Veteran’s Day was celebrated at the University of West Georgia last Friday. The Ingram Library featured Jeff Rooks, a lecturer and a veteran, who spoke about the history of Veteran’s Day at the Lunch and Leant program. Also in attendance was Dr. Walter Todd, assistant professor of physical education and recreation, among other responsibilities. Todd presented an overview of his private collection of war memorabilia. His exhibit included a German propaganda book, a WWI photo album, and photographs of UWG students in uniform. Asa way of helping to celebrate Veteran’s Day,The West Georgian sat down with another distinguished veteran who was wounded in Vietnam, a man who now works in Financial Aid and will be retiring in less than a week, Billy Alford. Serving in the same division as those in In Sports - Page 7 Wolves football wraps up tough season. the first game with a score of 30-21, and they barely squeezed by in the second game with a win of 30-27. West Georgia was uneasy being up two games to none, as they had been in this position twice before, both times resulting in a loss. Refusing to allow history to repeat itself, the Wolves struck early in the third game, going ahead by a score of 15- 3. They quickly put West Florida away and won the game by a final score of 30-19. Photo by Terence Rushin Retiring UWG Financial Aid worker and Viet nam veteran Billy Alford proudly displays his medals earned in combat. Steven Spielberg’s famed docudrama, “Band of Brothers,” Alford is a true example of living history. We thank Billy Alford for his time, his service to our country, and his service to the students of UWG whom he assisted in securing financial aid to make their college careers possible. Without him and other brave men like him defending our rights, our In A&E - Page 9 Holiday video games to beg Santa for. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 14. 2007 Amber Barnlund led West Georgia with six blocks throughout the tournament. Sophomore Andressa Martins led the Wolves with 65 kills on the weekend and was named the Most Outstanding Player in the tournament. Carolin Schoeneck was the only other UWG player to score double figures and was named to the All-Tournament Team along with East Division Freshman of the Year, Jordan McDonald. “Andressa and Carolin really stepped it up last weekend and their performance was excellent defensively and offensively,” Silveria said. “It really showed, because they both were honored on the All-Conference Team.” After the win. West Georgia gained an automatic bid to the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament in Kirksville, Mo. They will take on Lady Blue Washburn on Thursday. Washburn is ranked number six in the country and is a number one seed in the South Central Region. For more information, visit www.uwgsports. com and www. gulfsouthconference. org. country would not be the haven for freedom and democracy that it is today. Q: Give us a little background on your military' service. A: 1 served in the 101 st Airborne division, I was in the 502nd regiment. The Band of Brothers, of course, were in the 506th. That was at Fort. Campbell,