Intramurals program offers students chance to compete and have fun

Adam Diaz, accounting junior, boots a ball to deep left field during intramurals on Friday, Sept. 18. Diaz is a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He enjoys kickball for its competitiveness.

Ty Simpson

IUS intramurals have begun but don’t worry. You still have time to put your athletic skills to the test against fellow IUS students and have a fun time in the process.

Sand volleyball season began Aug. 28 and kickball season began Sept. 17.

Over three hundred students at IU Southeast participate in the intramural program. The intramural program relies on students’ word-of-mouth and fliers to advertise their events.

Joe Witten, head coach of the IUS softball team, heads the intramural activities. He said intramural sports are a good fit with his athletics background.

“Intramurals are a good place for friends to meet up and have a good time,” Witten said.

Greek life plays a large role in the intramural program. Sororities and fraternities have positions for students to coordinate and organize teams for the activities.

Shelby Lucas, nursing junior, serves as the Greek life assistant for her sorority. She organizes intramural sorority teams and volunteers as a referee at the events.

Lucas said that even if you don’t have enough students to make a team, you can still participate in the events.

“Students who don’t have enough people to fill an entire team shouldn’t be discouraged,” Lucas said. “Students can go to the website and fill out a free agent form that will allow Witten to place that student on a team.”

Even though you may have missed out on sand volleyball and kickball, there are still three more intramural events that taking place this semester.

Softball begins Oct. 1, flag football begins Oct. 16 and billiards begins Nov. 20. Registration for each event ends two days prior to their respective start dates.

For more information about IUS intramurals check out their website and Facebook page.