With the semester well underway, the fall intramural leagues have begun and while registration for many of the sports has closed, low participation numbers mean it is still possible to sign up. Intramural sports can help relieve stress and provide a break from the intensive nature of a college curriculum.
Pacific University provides a wide variety of options to choose from, giving each student the chance to play the sport they enjoy most.
“Intramural sports are a great way to relax and unwind after working on homework and studying,” junior Ryan Maroney said. “It is a great stress reliever.”
Intramurals are also a good opportunity for freshmen and transfer students to meet new people with a common interest. Although sports by nature are a competitive activity, intramurals are geared more towards the fun of competition. However, at the end of the intramural season, each member of the winning team receives a shirt to commemorate their success.
Senior Felicia Doblado emphasized the opportunity for student athletes to participate in a new sport, without the intensity of being a part of the actual school team.
“Intramurals are a great way for athletes to try out a variety of different sports,” Doblado said.
Fall semester sports include sand volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, indoor volleyball, indoor soccer and flag football. However, not all sports have a men’s, women’s and coed option. To check the requirements to create a team, go to goboxers.com/intramurals or contact Director of Intramural Sports, Angela Moberg.
In addition to the intramural leagues, Pacific also provides recreational activities that do not require students to register. These activities are another great way to meet new people and to escape from homework and studying. Students can participate in Zumba on Tuesday and Thursdays, Yoga on Fridays and lawn games held outside of the UC every Thursday.
Details about the recreational activities such as dates and locations are linked on goboxers.com intramural page.