Red Wave forms executive board, continues to grow

Marcel Mayo

Since Red Wave’s beginning in October of 2013, the organization has grown to approximately 250 members and, for the first time, created an executive board. 

Red Wave is a student organization on campus committed to building excitement and school spirit for Hilltopper athletics, said Red Wave Executive Director and Litchfield senior Jared Willis. 

“This university has such a great athletic tradition—one of the best in the country,” Willis said. “We as students, Hilltoppers, as everybody, as a collective—we need to come up and show up and show out. Get hype. Not just for football and basketball.” 

The organization is sponsored by RedZone, Smoothie King and Image Ink. 

There are some incentives to being a part of Red Wave such as free food, prizes and drawings for gift cards.

Louisville senior Marcus Stubbs joined to get involved. 

“I joined RedWave to go out and enjoy myself on campus,” Stubbs said.

Although Red Wave is already a fairly large organization, the plan is to keep growing, said Thomas Harris, advisor and director of Student Promotions and Fan Engagement.

“Our goal is to have 600 students signed up at the end of the semester,” Harris said.