By Matthew Clark
Participation in intramural sports is becoming a more popular event with students on campus this semester.
“It’s going well. We have had good participation and the most ever sand volleyball teams with 67 teams participating,” Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Eric Eledge said.
Other leagues have also experienced success with increasing student participation. Softball recently held a 28 team tournament, which is scheduled to conclude Friday, Oct. 11 with its championship game.
Intramural sports allow students the opportunity to stay active and in shape through organized and competitive sports such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, football and many others.
All of the intramural sports at Lee have rules commonly used in other intramural leagues across the country. Eledge and other intramural staff members regularly attend conferences throughout the year in an effort to improve the program for students, allowing for more competitive leagues and more experienced officiating.
Intramural sports offer both competitive leagues as well as recreational for students who are looking to participate. Each sport offers an A-League, B-League and a Dorm League for different levels of competition. A-League is the most competitive while Dorm League provides a way for students to socialize while competing against one another.
Each season offers different sports for students. Intramural sports are scheduled each week; some leagues have full seasons while others have tournaments depending on the season.
Softball and volleyball just finished their regular season with a record number of participants.
“Soccer and volleyball have always been the popular ones to play and softball has a 28 team tournament that is going well,” Eledge said.
Dan Higgins, intramural referee and participant, said he enjoys intramurals and participates regularly.
“[Intramurals] are going well. We won the recent Frisbee tournament and the sand volleyball men’s league championship,” Higgins said.
To find out more information concerning intramural sports, visit the Rec Center link on the Lee University website or the Lee University Facebook page.