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The Month in Photos: September 2020

Each month, Ball State’s photographers capture hundreds of moments on and around campus. These are some of the staff’s favorites from September 2020 (and a few from the last week of August).

Sibling Athletes Share an Uncommon Bond

Family tradition and friendly rivalry spur Drew Plitt (football) and sister Marie Plitt (volleyball) to cheer each other on as they play for the Cardinals.

Taught by Ball State Legend, Freshman Volleyball Player Blazes Her Own Trail

Kate Avila learned from Hall of Fame coach Don Shondell and her father, who also played at Ball State, before emerging as a dynamo on defense.

Kelli Miller Ready to ‘Suit up’ as Women’s Volleyball Coach

The six-year assistant coach eyes a MAC title and an NCAA berth after taking the reins from legendary predecessor Steve Shondell.

Volleyball Coach Shondell’s Retirement Ends Era at Ball State

Steve Shondell, who followed his dad into volleyball coaching, led the Ball State women’s team for six seasons and the Burris girls team for more than 30.