LEXINGTON, Ky.—This past weekend, members of Transylvania’s traveling Quidditch team, the Transylvania Animagi, met up with 45 other intercollegiate Quidditch teams in New York City’s DeWitt Clinton Park to battle it out for the fourth annual World Cup title. The team will play two exhibition matches, free and open to the public, on Wednesday, November 17, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m. Both games will take place on Transylvania’s Hall Field, at the corner of Third and Upper streets.
The Animagi garnered attention at the World Cup for their enthusiasm and the Transylvania University name. Time.com’s Techland blog (http://techland.com/2010/11/13/quidditch-world-cup-diary-day-1) said the Transylvania team was “perhaps our favorite team” and Kevin Manno, cohost of MTV’s “The Seven,” played with the team in an impromptu scrimmage match that was filmed for the show. Participating teams came from colleges and universities all over North America and included Harvard, Yale, Middlebury, NYU, Boston University and Michigan State.
Senior Kristin Grenier, who helped start Transylvania’s team, said she is continuing to receive emails from people across the country who want to purchase Transylvania Quidditch T-shirts. The T-shirts, screen-printed with a logo designed by first-year student Zachery Stanley, will be available for purchase at both exhibition matches. Proceeds will help the team repay a loan they received from the student activities fund to make their trip to the World Cup.
For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.