Growing up in nearby Eaton, Colorado, Kortney Lockey always dreamed of playing collegiate volleyball for the Bears. “I wanted to play here. I wanted to wear the Blue and Gold.”
That dream has now become a reality and the junior outside hitter is taking full advantage. During the 2016-17 season she was a Big Sky All-Conference 2nd Team honoree and this year is leading the Bears in six statistical categories.
“Coming to UNC has granted me so many wonderful opportunities that would otherwise not be possible. Volleyball has been my passion for so long now, I get to play the sport I love and get an education that will prepare me for the future.”
Kortney Lockey is just one example of how Blue and Gold members change the lives of so many of our UNC student-athletes. Your support is helping to make goals become reality and preparing our Bears for the future.
Preparing Bears for Tomorrow
Together we create an educational environment that enables our student-athletes to grow academically, athletically, and socially. Our student-athletes learn to work with people from different backgrounds, while preparing to serve as leaders in their professions.
Scholarships are the most critical piece of a successful athletics program. Scholarships are paid expenditures of the athletics department and providing support in this area is extremely beneficial for coaches to recruit the top talent from across the country.
Providing funds for equipment, travel, uniforms, team building, and basic needs are crucial to the sustained success of our athletics programs.
Athletics is often referred to as a “front porch” to a university. By competing at the highest levels regionally and nationally, UNC Athletics connects the university with prospective students, alumni, and the community.
Once a Bear, Always a Bear
Blue & Gold Club donors are valued supporters of the University of Northern Colorado. We acknowledge the generosity of our members through special event invitations, donor honor rolls and inside access to our programs. You also may receive tax benefits for your gift.
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