Intramural sports are still in swing this semester, despite challenges posed by COVID-19.
Intramurals were put on hold last spring. Some intramurals were once again made available in the fall, albeit with COVID-safe restrictions. This spring, however, is going to be a return to more normal operation for the intramural scene.
Todd Rogers, director of intramural and club sports, said many of the safety precautions taken last semester will be carried forward into this semester.
For Rogers, flexibility is key for intramurals right now, citing the brief shutdown of intramurals last semester.
However, that does not mean that there are not exciting intramural events to take part in this semester. Volleyball tournaments and e-sports events will continue to be offered.
Rogers also hopes to reintroduce flag football to the schedule after spring break.
“After spring break, we will be having flag football, so I am very excited for that,” Rogers said.
Kendall Houston, a senior kinesiology major from Abilene, also is looking forward to intramurals this spring.
Houston and Wooden emphasized the importance of intramurals in building club morale and unity, especially among pledges.
“Intramurals are such a big part of club, and one of the most fun parts,” said Houston. “Even people that aren’t athletic at all enjoy it because of the sense of unity it brings.”
Houston and Wooden also agreed that they would like to see the return of flag football and other classic intramural sports in the future.
If you would like to get involved with intramural sports, find more information at Intramural Sports | Abilene Christian University (acu.edu).