The first annual Bulldog Student-Athlete Alumni Challenge came to a close on Tuesday and it was a rousing success.


More than 100 former student-athletes donated at least $30 to the school’s student-athlete scholarship fund, many for the first time ever. The Challenge raised more than $5000 to help future Bulldog student-athletes.


UNC Asheville Director of Athletics Janet R. Cone was very pleased with how the first challenge went.

"As a way of saying thank you to all our former Student-Athletes that donated, I want to contribute $250 to the total amount raised by this initiative,” stated Cone. "Our Alumni mean a lot to this University and to the Athletic Department. This Challenge is our first step in continuing to connect, engage, and communicate with our former student-athletes. Our Alumni will always be Bulldogs. "