Mines Intramurals in action: First half highlights

The Mines Intramurals program is off to a strong start, with over 2200 members of the Mines community participating in leagues and tournaments such as Grass Volleyball, Flag Football, and the Doubles Golf Scramble. Participation statistics such as these show that Mines students are finding intramural sports as a great outlet from the weekly grind of tough classes. Here are a few notable performances over the past month and a half of the intramural season.

Flag Football

Participation numbers were strong again for this flagship sport, with 64 total men’s, women’s, and co-rec teams and almost 800 participants. With the regular season wrapping up last week and teams focused on making a playoff push, let’s take a look back of some of the most valuable players from the flag football regular season.

Adam Huerta, Senior, Beanz and Krackerz – An offensive and defensive dynamo, Huerta was second in passing touchdowns with 10, added two rushing touchdowns, and had seven interceptions. He led his team to a 3 – 0 record and a #4 seed in the playoffs.

Andy Maul, Senior, Backyarders – Equally adept as both a running and throwing quarterback, Maul led the league with 14 touchdown passes, often extending plays by dodging would-be tacklers; led his team to an undefeated regular season and the #6 overall seed in the playoffs.

Tamer Elsayed, Sophomore, Seven Nation Army – One of the top athletes in the league, Elsayed was a jack of all trades for the Seven Nation Army. In four games played this year, he passed for six touchdowns, ran for another four, and intercepted six passes, which was good for second in the league.

Cody Sloan, Freshman, Hot Mines Chicks – Winner of Newcomer of the Year if we had such an award, Sloan led the men’s league is passing touchdowns per game (4.5) during the regular season while leading the Hot Mines Chicks to the #5 overall playoff seed.

Courtney Judish, Senior, Team Win – With an arm stronger than Tim Tebow (even though that’s not saying much), signal caller Judish led Team Win to the women’s division #1 playoff seed behind seven touchdown passes is just two games.

Head on out to Intramural South Field this week from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. to watch some of these stars in action!

Doubles Golf Scramble

On Sunday, Oct. 2nd, Mines hosted the Collegiate Golf Alliance’s Regional Qualifier at Arrowhead Golf Club. Forty six student duos participated, hoping to win the regional tournament, and in turn, punch their ticket to the National Collegiate Golf Championship this November in Las Vegas. Beautiful weather and a beautiful course contributed to a great day on the links, with Graduate Student Harley Hollenbeck and Senior Josh Shannon winning the student division with a 67. The team of Seniors Taylor Schneeberger and Adam Hasskamp as well as the team of Graduate Students Bill Moore and Ryan Regier finished tied for second with a 68. We wish all the teams luck in Vegas and hope they can bring home the championship!

For more information about any or all of the programs offered by Mines Rec Sports, visit http://www.recsports.mines.edu or e-mail intramurals@mines.edu.

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