Intramurals give students a second chance in sports

Most high school athletes will never play a game at the college level, but just because you don’t go to college and play on a NCAA team doesn’t mean you can’t still compete. Intramural sports are allowing former athletes to continue to play the games they love and even games they never played before.

“I played football in high school and I wasn’t able to earn a scholarship anywhere. With intramural sports I still get to compete, not only flag football, but I also played basketball and softball this year. It’s been a lot of fun feeling like a three sport athlete with all the practices our teams have,” said junior Travis Hudgins.

The Western Carolina Campus and Recreation Center (CRC) oversee the intramural leagues. They offer nine different sports year round that have men’s, women’s and coed leagues; including flag football, basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, indoor and sand volleyball, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball and softball. The CRC also offers 32 small tournaments per year that range anywhere from billiards to golf.

“The CRC does a great job providing students with the opportunity to compete and be active with intramural sports. They offer just about every sport there is,” junior Roy Nixon said.