JU student-athletes gather for annual “Welcome Back” Celebration
Remembering past accomplishments and setting goals for the future was the theme of the “Welcome Back” Celebration as more than 500 JU student-athletes attended the event in Swisher Gymnasium.

Each student-athlete received a Jacksonville University Athletics t-shirt before going over NCAA mandatory regulations to signify the start of the 2010-11 season.

JU director of athletics Alan Verlander, JU president Kerry Romesburg and "Voice of the Dolphins" Barry Milligan spoke at the event.

“As a department, we want to take the chance celebrate the success of the past season but also look ahead to taking our success to a new level in the coming year,” said Verlander. “I enjoy having everyone get together at the beginning of the year before they get busy with the fall season.”

Last season, the Dolphins won four conference championships and two rowing titles. JU’s titles included the Atlantic Sun Conference title in men’s basketball for the second year in a row along with the first Triple Crown in A-Sun history for women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field.