RecSports preps for Greek games
The Spring intramurals season ended April 12. While winding down their last few games of the regular season, RecSports is also putting on Greek Week events.
“We try to manage Greek Week along with intramurals,” Coordinator of Recreational Sports Bert Rosenberger said. “(The last week) is the most intense week of intramurals. It can be pretty challenging.”
Even though the Spring sports flag football, indoor soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball and ultimate ended Thursday, RecSports doesn’t get a break just yet. Ultimate Frisbee ended the season Thursday night as “Sky Guys Edited” and “Destructo Discs” battled it out in the last game. But RecSports is far
from being finished working. They have been working with the Assistant Director of Greek Week, Reese Cohn, in order to put on the Greek Week events.
“I think it’s awesome that the intramurals department is helping out with Greek Week,” junior nursing major Stephanie Hedlund said. “RecSports does a great job with intramurals, so I’m sure they will make Greek Week memorable for everyone involved.”
Greek Week, which is one of the largest student run events on campus, starts Friday, Feb. 13. It is a chance for all of the different Greek organizations to compete against each other in a friendly rivalry. Greek Week starts off with softball, which along with many other sports, is managed by the
intramurals department. Softball is followed by flag football on Saturday, and tug-of-war and the Greek Show on Sunday, which ends the weekend for the Greeks.
“It can get kind of competitive,” junior Kappa Delta Mary Barnett said. “But it’s mostly just fun. Some people take it more seriously than others, but at the end of the day we are all still having a great time.”
According to Rosenberger, while it’s meant to be fun, it can also get really intense. Depending on the event, certain sororities and fraternities sometimes train for months in order to win. He knows several sorority girls who have been training for Greek Week since the beginning of the semester.
“I really love Greek Week,” junior Delta Zeta Jacki Artis said. “It’s a fun way to bring everyone together, and we have a great time.”
RecSports continues to be involved on and off throughout the entire week. Greek Week continues with family feud on Monday, basketball on Tuesday, volleyball and swimming on Wednesday and can-serve-a-thon and warrior dash on Thursday. The events are followed by an awards ceremony where
the winning teams are awarded. All the proceeds from Greek Week are donated to a designated community service organization.