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Duquesne Announces First Formal Association for Former Student-Athletes
The Varsity "D" Club was established in 2013
 
The Varsity "D" Club was established in 2013
 

June 13, 2013

Duquesne University announced the establishment of its first formal association for all of its former student-athletes. The Varsity "D" Club welcomes players, coaches, managers and athletic trainers who participated in any of the University's intercollegiate teams in any era, including those from sports not currently sponsored.

Members of Varsity "D" enjoy enhanced opportunities to maintain and build relationships with alumni of their sports and other teams through the years, to attend exclusive reunions and events, and to extend their enthusiasm and support to today's student-athletes.

"Varsity `D' connects the history and tradition of Duquesne Athletics with today's student-athletes," said Bryan Colonna, Director of Athletic Development and a former Dukes football player. "Though we played different sports at different times, we are all part of one family. Your participation strengthens this bond and provides an example of life-long support and involvement that will inspire our Dukes, as individuals and teams, today and for years to come."

All qualifying alumni are automatically members of Varsity "D". There are currently no dues, but alumni are encouraged to register to ensure they receive all member communications and benefits. The online form may be found at www.MyDuquesne.duq.edu/varsity-d. All registered members will receive a complimentary Varsity "D" window decal.

The Varsity "D" Web page also includes links to follow Duquesne Athletics news and connect with fellow members through Facebook and Twitter.

The inaugural Varsity "D" Club event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 during Duquesne University's Homecoming. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information, or to volunteer as a team captain for your sport, contact Bryan Colonna at 412.396.5927 or Renee Bestic at 412.396.1292.

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