By Kevin Shannahan
The Northwestern State University Volleyball team held its Spring Dig Fest May 4 at the Point Place Marina May 4. The Spring Dig-fest, along with one held in the Fall, are fundraisers for the NSU Volleyball team and a fun tradition for the community.
The morning’s rain didn’t stop Dig-fest from attracting a near record crowd as the Marina was filled to capacity with ten teams from around the area battling throughout the day. This year’s event featured over 900 pounds of crawfish as well as a silent auction, raffle and live music.
The NSU Volleyball team under head coach Sean Kiracofe has a well earned reputation for excellence on, and off, the court. Their ferocious on court work ethic is also evidenced by their impressive team grade point average and 100 percent graduation rate.
The Dig-Fest is held to finance projects and extras for the team not covered by their budget, such as new equipment for practicing as well as a few nice extras while competing on the road. This year’s Spring Dig-Fest is expected to raise $10,000 to assist Demon Volleyball. Fork ’em Demons!