Students get active with intramurals
The UH intramural basketball league allows students who don’t have an athletic scholarship to be a part of the University’s athletics. Intramural sports also give students multiple opportunities to pick up some extracurricular activities and allow a chance for competition.
“Intramurals has helped me a lot … as far as helping me build those bonds with my peers as well as create friendships that could last far into the future,” kinesiology senior and intramural sports supervisor Julian Barron said. “Being involved in intramurals also helps assist with other skills outside of sports as far as becoming a leader and your management skills.”
Not everybody who attends a university gets a chance to participate in sports. Intramurals allow students to play at a competitive level and give them the experience of participating in sports while attending university.
“I feel as if intramurals sports really helps students,” said senior business management major John Jenkins. “It keeps them active, allows you to meet people from all walks of life and a way to relieve stress after a long week of classes.”
Playing sports has been a consistent method of establishing camaraderie with other students. Basketball has been known to bring teammates closer together and care about the well-being of their fellow teammates instead of creating problems among each other. Intramurals are a way to reach out to the student community and help students become successful in today’s society.
“I didn’t have anything to do with all my spare time that I had, so my older brother helped me get a job officiating intramural basketball, and the rest is history,” Barron said.
There are so many good things that could come from just participating in some extracurricular activities, and that’s why it has been a part of the University for more than 15 years. The plan now is to continue building friendships while expanding and trying to acquire as many students that want to compete as possible in order to support and encourage the growth of UH’s student community.
“I think intramurals shouldn’t be taken too serious it’s more just for fun,” said senior sports administration major Omar Gonzalez.”It helped me create friendships and helps me to manage my time of fun and leisure vs. school work and the importance of education.”