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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Sports archive: Upcoming intramural season has students excited to enjoy spring

BY Chance Weeks-Williams

Staff Reporter


The intramural championship T-shirt is probably the most recognizable shirt on the Central Washington University campus. Central has many different opportunities for students to win the prized championship t-shirts.

During spring quarter the Student Union Recreation Center (SURC) is offering 14 different activities: badminton, basketball, billiards, flag football (both indoor and outdoor), foosball, outdoor soccer, softball, indoor soccer, pickleball, pingpong, tennis, ultimate frisbee and volleyball.

For the first time in Central intramural sports history, the recreation center will be offering 11 on 11 soccer, as well as a three on three basketball league. To go along with that, intramural coordinator Eric Scott is in discussion with the Suncadia golf course to possibly get an intramural golf tournament there.

The Central Washington tennis courts that are outside of Wendell Hill hall are almost finished with construction. When the courts are completed with proper light sources, intramural evening games will be able to be held. The courts will be finished sometime in May, Scott said. He added that more than likely the games would be held from 7-10 p.m.

“I’m really excited that those tennis courts are going up,” Scott said. “We are planning on doing a doubles tennis tournament.”

Every year during spring quarter the publicity center has a group of student graphic designers who hold a contest to create the championship t-shirts. Intramural participants then vote on which shirt design will be used. This year they feature a blue and green color scheme on the shirts to go with the  Seattle Sounders/ Seahawks theme.

“We try to do a couple schemes that have Central colors. That way if you win, you get a Central color shirt,” Scott said.

Every Central student is eligible to participate in intramurals. Not only students, but faculty, staff, spouses and dependents of students and staff are allowed to participate. Scott is also a participant in the games.

There are limits to your roster. For example, you are only allowed to have one varsity athlete on your team, if they have sat out a year from athletics.

Spring is the best time to do intramural sports, according to some students.

“The weather is beautiful, and it’s a chance to meet new people,” Elementary Education major Ryland Fogle said.

The intramurals this quarter will look to be one of the most accommodating towards students.

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