ATLANTA - The Georgia State volleyball team announced Monday that it raised over $2,000 in its annual ‘Dig for the Cure’ on Saturday, September 26th against UNC-Wilmington. The annual event was used to raise both money and awareness for breast cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer in our country.

When all of the funds were finally collected, the team had raised $2009.35, surpassing last year’s total of $1,845 and reaching the team’s goal of over $2,000 collected. The money will be given to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affliate.

“I am thrilled that we were able to surpass last year's amount,” commented assistant coach Ada Bazin. “We are very grateful to everyone who donated this year. As a team, we are proud to contribute to such an important cause.”

Leading up to the event, the volleyball team collected both flat donations and pledges from supporters. Individuals made either a one-time flat, tax-deductable donation or set a pledge based on the number of digs the team would make in the match against the Seahawks.

The team improved to 13-3 with the win over UNC Wilmington, while scoring 45 digs in the match. Redshirt-junior Audrey Cantrell led the team with 16 digs, while senior Jocelyn Waldern added eight in the four-set match.

The team also wore pink jerseys during the match and sponsored breast cancer awareness promotions during the match.

This continued a proud tradition that the Georgia State volleyball team has with the community. Earlier this season, the team hosted a ‘Giving Back to the Community’ weekend. The team hosted the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, as well as Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Atlanta.

The Panthers will return to the court on Tuesday night in their final non-conference match of the season, facing former Atlantic Sun Conference rival Mercer in Macon at 6 p.m.