Intramural Relationships

Written by Melisa Hernandez
Video and photos by Ruben Hernadez

Some students walk straight into their classroom at ACC, and leave right after to live their life outside of what the college has to offer. Often times, many fail to even interact with the peers inside the classroom. However, Student Life at ACC work to engage students through organizations, workshops and even sports.

Intramural Women's Volleyball

Intramural sports is a way for students to form relationships while being active. “Playing a sport teaches valuable time management skills that allow you to make the most of those blocks set aside for strictly studying”, according to the Huffington Post.

Intramural Coordinator, Tracy Partin recommends being involved in these sports. “Intramurals brings together students that have not necessarily met before, but are brought together on a team that is working toward a common goal. Therefore, being teammates brings them closer together.”

Hesitant to sign up for Intramurals Volleyball, communication major Amy Rivera put her foot down and joined. “[It’s] made my experience here at ACC one to remember. I have made so many friends; if I would have chosen not to join, I would not have the friends I have today.”

While attending school, some intramural players feel it allows them to get some exercise. “It’s a fun way to get some exercise and meet new people that we have something in common with,” says health science major, Kimberly Trevarthen.

Seeing benefits like the exercise and relationship building, some students still find being a player difficult.

“The only negative aspect to my intramural team is that we do not get enough practice time,” says early childhood education major Jessica Powell. “We all live far apart and our school schedules are different, so it becomes difficult to come together during off days to practice.

Intramural sports offered at ACC range from co-rec flag football to bowling. More information can be found on the Intramural page of MySL or on their Facebook. The college is open to other sports, not on the roster by contacting tpartin@austincc.edu.

Pick this story up in the Spring 2018 Life4U magazine on campus.

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