Brandon Ruttley 
Associate AD for External Affairs 

2012 CAA Membership Drive

The mission of the Colonel Athletic Association is to provide expanded opportunities for the hundreds of Nicholls State University student-athletes. The CAA supplements student-athlete scholarships and other important needs.

You may choose to designate 100% of your gift to any of Nicholls' 14 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Your donation to the CAA helps Nicholls student-athletes in the following ways:

  • Provides scholarships and financial aid for deserving student-athletes. 
  • Attracts and retains qualified coaches for all of Nicholls' NCAA Division I athletic programs.
  • Maintains and improves facilities through enhancement, renovation and new construction.
  • Ensures that each of our student-athletes in our 14 sports receives top-of-the-line equipment, uniforms and physicial and sport training to maximize their ability to compete at the NCAA Division I level.

Tax Information

  • The Colonel Athletic Association is a subsidiary of the Nicholls Foundation which is a 501(c)(3) organization. The tax ID number of the Colonel Athletic Association is 72-6031425. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please contact your tax advisor for more information.

Contributions to the capital campaign of $5,000 or above may be pledged over three years. When making gifts over $5,000 please click the pay by check option and we will contact you to finalize your contribution. You may also mail in your donation by printing out this brochure.

All money generated from this project will directly support Nicholls Volleyball and your legacy will be an inspiration to student-athletes today and in the future. 


Nicholls Volleyball Renovation at Stopher Gym 


Dear Supporter,

In order to perform at an elite level, our volleyball team must have the very best locker room facility. A large part of recruiting the best student-athletes across the nation, is being able to bring them into a prestigious environment. 

Currently our volleyball team is located in a locker room inside Stopher Gym that only fits approximately 12 players, while we have a full roster of 18 student-athletes on the team. Our coaches offices, which haven’t been renovated since the 1970’s, are located in Shaver Gym away from the team. 

With your help we can ensure that we will have the very best facility in the Southland Conference. The complete renovation of the west-wing of Stopher Gym, will show that commitment to excellence and it will provide our volleyball team with a brand new, state-of-the-art facility. With the new renovation our coaches will now have office space inside Stopher Gym, while providing our student-athletes with a locker room nearly tripled in size. 

I have enclosed a brochure with a list of naming opportunites. I look forward to discussing your involvement with the CAA and Nicholls in the near future.


Brandon Ruttley

Associate AD for External Affairs/Executive Director of the CAA



As a former Nicholls volleyball player, you understand the time commitment, dedication, and hard work that it takes to help make the Nicholls volleyball program a success. 

Fundraising efforts are in full effect to renovate the existing volleyball locker room. Now is your chance to leave a lasting impression on the program and future student-athletes by having a new locker named in your honor. The cost of a new locker is $1,000.00. We understand that your financial situation may be tight around this time of the year, so we would like to offer the option for you and your former teammates to purchase a locker together.

There is no better way in supporting Nicholls Athletics than improving current facilities to attract the best recruits and continuing to advance our program. 

Are you ready to leave a lasting legacy?


For more information please call Brandon Ruttley at 985-493-2517.