Many intramural sports are offered at The College. This gives students the chance to make new friends and hang out with current ones while playing the sports they love. Unlike NCAA or club sports, intramural sports at the College offer a fun and laid back environment with a much lower time commitment for all kinds of students.
Tatjana Washington, a senior biology major joined the team when she was approached by the assistant director, Freddie. “It’s been really fun,” said Washington, “it’s been challenging enough for me since I’m a beginner,” she continued, “it’s a good environment. It’s safe and friendly.”
Even though the College is comprised of 70 percent women, many don’t participate in the women’s intramural basketball league. While the league has actually experienced a decline in female participation, that hasn’t stopped these ladies from balling like there’s no tomorrow.
Cameron Davis, a freshman computer information systems major recommends joining an intramural team to meet new people and make new friends.
“I just wanted to find something to do,” said Davis. “And I wanted to play basketball so I was trying to figure out where I can do that and do it at a competitive level, then I found out about intramurals.”
While intramural sports don’t participate on the same level that college leagues do, they still offer a competitive environment.
“[It’s] definitely very competitive. Still fun, everyone wants to win that free t-shirt. But I really love it, I enjoy it,” Said Amber Lally, sophomore computing in the arts major. Lally played basketball in high school and was happy to continue playing in college.
Freddie Lipata, the assistant director of campus recreation services is worried about the lack of participation. While unsure of what has changed, they managed to put together four teams for the semester, and plan to host a pick up game during the spring semester.
Basketball is just one of the many intramural sports you can choose to play at the College. The College also offers volleyball, softball, indoor soccer and much more. It is a great way to be involved on campus while also maintaining active.It can also be a stress relieving getaway from schoolwork. If you’re looking for a fun way to make friends, relieve some stress, and have a good time, intramural sports are the way to go.