July 12, 2010
Some 3,000 SMU students participate in 30 team and individual intramural sports each year.
Residence halls, Greek groups, graduate students and groups of friends form teams with names like Peruna Posse, First Floor Mac Attack and Dunkin Donuts.
Students turn out in force for the most popular sport – flag football, said Jack Harper, assistant director of intramurals at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. “More than 1,000 students signed up last year,” he said.
Alex Igleheart, who has played soccer since she was 4, found a new love through SMU intramurals: softball.
“I had never played basketball or softball before intramurals at SMU, but I had to play every sport because I was intramurals chair for Chi Omega, my sorority,” she said. “I can do without basketball, but I love softball.”
Igleheart, who graduated in May with a degree in finance, said she liked the competitiveness of intramurals and the opportunity to meet new people.
“But I really just like going out and playing,” she said.
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