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Students find sports alternative with intramurals
At CU, students don't need to try out or be a competitive athlete to play in their favorite sports.
The intramural sports office on campus offers students the opportunity to make teams of their own in sports like broomball, dodgeball, and indoor and outdoor soccer.
According to CU student Michelle Elvig, who also works in the intramural office, 15 thousand students play intramural sports every year. "Our most popular sports are indoor and outdoor soccer," said Elvig.
The intramural season is currently in the middle of its first spring session. Registration for the second session, which features more outdoor sports, starts on February 28.
There is only one scheduled game a week for each team, and teams are allowed to decorate shirts and other sports attire, if they choose to.
CU also offers intramural play in inner tube water polo. Christine Standefer, a senior at CU, used to play water polo in high school, and liked the idea of playing inner tube water polo for fun.
"Our team is not very good, but it's all fun for us," said Standefer. "I can't throw very well from a tube, and I don't have a good arm to begin with, but I'm getting the hang of it now."
Students can apply to be scorekeepers and referees on the intramural sports website at: colorado.edu/recreation/intramuralsports.
For more information about the different sports offered, how to register and game schedules can also be found on the website.