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AAO Hosts Sand Volleyball Tournament

AAO Hosts First Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament


The American Academy of Optometrist (AAO)  along with Midland Optical hosted the first annual sand volleyball tournament at Bar 101 in Soulard on May 2, 2014.

The tournament drew nine teams consisting of optometry students and friends.  The tournament began with short round robin games before being placed on a double elimination bracket.  The team's created unique names for their teams  "Bumpin Uglies" made up on Eric Ricker '17, Kelsey Westbrook '17, Paige Biehler '17 and Thomas Lambert '17 won the championship game.  The team won a $75 gift certificate to Bar 101, Champion T-Shirts and a free pair of Europa sunglasses.


Winning Team Members: left to right: Paige Biehler, Thomas Lambert, Kelsey Westbrook and Eric Ricker


In addition to the game, participants also had a chance to win other prizes including a iPod Shuffle and Fit Bit from Wal-Mart,  Pioneer Ophthalmic Equipment gift cards and an iPad Air from Hoya.    VSP and Essilor also sponsored the event.


Several teams enjoyed playing in the sand for the first Annual AAO Sand Volleyball Tournament



Photos by: Amy Schaag

Nick Palisch

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