A new year means a new season for the intramural sports program to get students to join and participate in another semester of adrenaline-filled activities. The ntramural sports program has been a part of ABAC nearly 50 years.
The title is short for "Inter Campus Sports," which means students will be playing within the school grounds and compete against other students. The program hopes to help students get involved and stay active without joining a collegiate sport team.
This non-profit program is dedicated to easing the daily struggle college students have to endure. Students can socialize and take their stress out on each other in safe and secure environments. Students are free to choose which sport they would like to participate in.
They range from 14 different sports: bowling, basketball, baseball, dodgeball, flag football, golf, indoor/outdoor volleyball, indoor/outdoor soccer, pickle-ball, running (cross country), softball and ultimate frisbee.
However, if there is a sport not found, students are free to make suggestions for the program to take into consideration. The only issues would be that the coaches would need to know the rules clearly. Such as what they can do and not do, where to play, and so forth.
Students can register online at www.imleagues.com for free and are able to determine when they are available to participate. Hart and others are willing to work around schedules without worry, so there's no need to panic.
Hart has spent a total of six years directing the program, five at South Western Oklahoma State University, and one at ABAC.
"Last semester we had 523 students, so I'm expecting the same if not more this semester, " said Hart. "We had 10 faculty and staff playing along with the students. That shows how engaged we are with the program, so I'm really excited to see what this year will bring."
Hart even jokes about how at Oklahoma, participants would have to pay $85 just to play. This is a fortunate event for students and their wallets.
The intramural sports program is an ideal program for students to find release from day-to-day stress; the same goes for the faculty and staff of ABAC. It gives them freedom to play a variety of sports without having to pay a gross amount.