Dream teams: Intramurals take over East Campus

By Marianella Zapata Noriega
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Intramural basketball took over the East Campus gym last week for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Students poured in to play and watch, as teams like “Grove St.” and “The Plex” took the court.

Gerald Jones, Student Development coordinator at East Campus, called the event successful, with over 73 players showing up to participate. Jones made sure students at East Campus were aware of the event by advertising in the gym, throughout the school, and by making announcements to all students taking physical education classes.

“I was in my health and nutrition class and I saw a brochure for intramurals;” said social science major Brandon Taylor. “I went to the meeting where they told us about the 3-on-3 tournament, and the other intramurals Valencia has going on.”

Valencia has a full schedule of intramurals throughout the semester that include a variety of sports like volleyball, racquetball, table tennis, dodgeball, rock climbing, and even laser tag.

The intramural sports program was put in place by Student Development for Valencia students to “develop an appreciation of the worthy use of leisure time and a wholesome attitude toward physical activity,” according to Jones. As a member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, Valencia provides two offices, one in East Campus (6-125) and another in Osceola Campus (2-131), for students to learn more about intramural activities and how to get involved.

Students can also find information on the Valencia Intramural Sports website,  http://valenciacollege.edu/studentdev/intramural.cfm