Currently, Concordia fields 22 Division III teams consisting of both men’s and women’s sports, ranging from track and field to volleyball, baseball and hockey. Being a student-athlete on campus is a great way to get involved and feed your inner competitive drive.

However, for those who may have a difficult time fitting athletics into their schedule, or those who don’t wish to compete at the collegiate level, other fun opportunities are offered. Intramural sports are a great way to stay in shape and get involved athletically, while not carrying the burden of playing a competitive college sport.

Intramurals are open to all students and games usually don’t interfere with any other on-campus activities. Teams meet on Sunday nights, usually in the realm of 7 to 10 p.m., to compete against other student and faculty teams. That’s right – professors can play, too.

As someone who has participated in intramurals every year of college, I have made friends and memories on the court as valuable as the relationships I have made through playing baseball at Concordia. The intramural program offers both men’s/women’s and coed teams. Every year, the number of teams registering increases – making the intramural sports program a growing and thriving one.

The intramural seasons are broken down between semesters, with coed volleyball and dodgeball taking place in the fall, and men’s and women’s basketball offered in the spring.

I would highly recommend giving Concordia intramurals a try, as you never know who you’re going to meet or compete against. Not only is it a great way to stay in shape and an effective study break, it’s simply a great time with friends!

Published February 2018