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UC Hosts Moonball Madness


Williamsburg, KY.,- On October 3rd, Moonball Madness kicked off University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) 125th Homecoming Weekend, giving students a preview of the men and women’s basketball teams and challenging some lucky students to a shootout contest.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members filled the O. Wayne Rollins Center to watch an intersquad scrimmage of the women and men’s varsity teams. Each scrimmage lasted about ten minutes, but showcased the Patriots’ talent.

During the break, the 2013 Homecoming Court and King and Queen candidates were introduced and recognized. Everyone in attendance then had the right to vote for their King and Queen!

In celebration of Homecoming and the 125th Anniversary, a special opportunity was provided for some lucky students. On Jan. 22, 2011, senior UC guard Stephanie Quattrociocchi made an 86-foot shot at the buzzer of the first half. The shot became an online sensation and it was featured on ESPN for several weeks!

In honor of Quattrociocchi’s shot, five students were chosen at random to attempt the shot. The prize, if they made it, would be a semester of free books and a $100 gift card courtesy of the UC Alumni Association and Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The students chosen were Amerah Dixon, Kendel Vickers, B.J. Chancey, Terrell Wilson and Darrell Cross. Each was given three attempts; however, no one made the near impossible shot that Quattrociocchi still owns.

“It looks a lot farther away when you were standing in the spot rather than sitting in the stands,” Chancey said.

Moonball Madness event was a huge success with a large turnout and a roaring crowd for the contest shot and the scrimmages. Students enjoyed and took full advantage of the free Hawaiian Ices and cotton candy while they were able to receive convocation credit.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit

Article Provided by Amanda Kelly, UC Multimedia and Athletic Services Department