Ultimate Frisbee = Ultimate Fun and Community at CIU
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
President Dr. Mark Smith made the ceremonial first pull of CIU’s Intermural Ultimate Frisbee season on a sunny afternoon in early February. Dr. Bryan Beyer, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences blew the shofar, and friends and staff gathered to cheer on the two teams playing the opening round – The Friskies vs. The Glazed Lemon Loafs.
Throughout the season, five teams will play on a rotation every Tuesday and Thursday to determine who will win the championship in April.
“It’s really fun to see such a new club on campus having so much energy and enthusiasm on the first day of the season,” said graduate student Abigail Cotton who is in her fifth season of Intermural Ultimate Frisbee. “Ultimate Frisbee is significant because it brings everyone together.”
Student organizers Andrew Busbee and Hannah Thom thanked President Smith and Dr. Beyer for coming, Professor Dr. David Olshine for opening the season in prayer, and the Physical Plant for maintenance of the field.
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