Intramurals give students athletic glory
Campus Recreation is a major part of college life, especially here at UMHB. Through the Campus Rec office, students and faculty have access to four outdoor basketball courts, four tennis courts, and three sand volleyball courts, which are all located at the outdoor recreation courts, behind McLane Hall.
Campus Rec even provides students and faculty with the equipment they need for a variety of outdoor activities. Some of the items that can be rented are basketballs, volleyballs, tennis balls and rackets, and hammocks.
Other activities, clubs and teams that fall under the Campus Rec category are Intramurals, Sader Belles, Cru Cheer and all of the Cru Fit classes.
Director of Campus Recreation, Sue Weaver, has been in charge of campus recreation for the past 10 years, and she can’t imagine doing anything else.
“Every semester is different. I get to plan events, work flexible hours and I get to work with the students.” Weaver said.
One of Weavers favorite aspects of her job is overseeing the various intramural sports. Intramurals have become one of the biggest activities here on campus, and are open to the entire student population. Currently the Flag Football and the Sand Volleyball leagues are in season, but there is still more to come for the fall semester. Upcoming intramural opportunities include 7-on-7 CoRec Soccer and 6-on-6 Volleyball. The Campus Rec director said anyone interested in one of these fall leagues should visit the Campus Rec website at students.umhb.edu/rec/ and click on the IMLeague link.
If students don’t have time to join a team this semester, there will be plenty of intramural opportunities in the spring.
“In January a new Cru Fit schedule will be released and towards the end of January all of our basketball leagues will begin which are Men’s 5-on-5, which is full court, and then half court is Women’s 3-on-3 and Men’s 3-on-3” Weaver said. “Toward the end of the [spring] semester we will also start our softball league and we will be teaming up with Student Life to put on Play Day.”
There is something for everyone when it comes to Campus Rec activites. Sophomore Pre Physical Therapy major, Taylor Rose, who has participated in Flag Football and 3 on 3 Women’s Basketball, said she enjoys the time spent with friends on the field and the court.
“Intramurals are a great way to relieve stress. Plus it also gives me a chance to be competitive.” Senior Graphic Design Major Elizabeth Motely, who has played 3-on-3 Women’s Basketball and Sand Volleyball, said campus rec activities give her the chance to play the sports she loves.
“I think I can speak for all former athletes when I say it is nice to play something that you love and be competitive again,” Moteley said.