Students, staff and faculty interested in staying in shape and in some smart competition among their Emory peers might choose to participate in Emory’s vibrant intramural program. Undergraduates, graduate students and even staff and faculty participate through membership in the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC). Sports include flag football, soccer, softball, basketball, golf, swimming, wrestling, tennis and more.
“IM sports provide the perfect opportunity to participate in a fun, organized activity with friends. It’s a great way to wind down after a long school day and exhibits school spirit in other ways than cheering varsity teams.
“I played varsity softball in high school, committing my time to practices, tournaments and games. I wanted a different experience in college and to be involved with lots of activities. Though it was an extremely hard decision to not play softball in college, IM sports allow all the benefits of competitive play (teamwork, exercise, fun) without the full commitment of playing for a varsity team.”
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“Composed of friends, fraternity brothers, or even strangers, IM teams allow students to escape the rigors of college life through friendly yet intense competition. The sports are broken into different leagues to allow for all types of competition: A league (most competitive), B league (less competitive) and co-recreational. This ensures that anyone can play and enjoy themselves, regardless of skill level.
“Whether you want intense competition or just friendly play, Emory intramurals offers it. And if you’re lucky, you just might end up with a highly coveted IM Champion t-shirt.”