Spring intramurals get started

By Anastasia Krotova & Sable Stevens

With the start of spring, students are preparing for a new and
improved intramural program, which is already making fine
progress.

This year, Campus Recreation along with the Bronco Student
Fitness Center, are working together to bring the students
something new in intramurals.

“One of the new additions is the Surf n’ Turf outdoors
adventures. For students it’s $25, and they can learn how to surf,”
said Joshua Pullens, evening supervisor for campus recreation and
fourth-year management and human resources student. “There is a
professional staff to teach you, and we also have mountain biking
and rock climbing. It last about two hours, with one hour of
training and the other of just doing the activity.”

The outdoor recreational activities are provided through the
Recreation department and the Fitness Center, most costing around
$25.

“It’s a one-time lesson. Surf includes a wet suit, a board and a
lesson. Or you can go mountain biking at Bonelli Park; that
includes a helmet, a bike and a lesson,” said Gema Barrios,
assistant program manager for campus recreation.

Cal Poly intramurals has advanced by adding such activities as
badminton, dodge ball and bowling. Although the bowling league was
not a success due to a lack of participants, students of the
department are optimistic about trying it again fall quarter.

It may seem that many of these new activities may take away from
the well known campus based intramurals such as softball and
basketball, yet Campus Recreation is geared up to make improvements
with these sports as well.

With the success of the female flag football league that began
winter quarter, the department is looking to try out co-ed leagues.
Coming up is a co-ed basketball league targeting Cal Poly’s female
athletes.

“We have two female participants on the court at all times.
We’re trying to build our female participation,” said Pullens.

Campus Recreation is not planning on stopping here with the
plans of implementing more campus leagues and coordinating
tournaments. This week alone it is offering softball, soccer and
basketball and as an incentive, alumni are welcomed back to play
for the newly formed leagues.

” It is always nice to be back as an alum. I chose to play again
just to have fun. It’s always a good atmosphere; not too
competitive and not too laid back. Just always fun,” said Elisa
Arceo, an international business and marketing alum.

The department is bringing a diversity of activities to our
already diversified campus. The contributors have high hopes that
Cal Poly will maintain the ability to offer these activities to
students year round.

Spring intramurals get started

Pedro Corona / The Poly Post

Spring intramurals get started

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