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South Campus organizes intramural dodgeball tournament

By Matt Fulkerson/sports editor

Matt Fulkerson/The Collegian  Students participate in a dodgeball tournament on South Campus April 8. South’s intramural program organized the tournament and plans to hold more games in the spring.
Matt Fulkerson/The Collegian Students participate in a dodgeball tournament on South Campus April 8. South’s intramural program organized the tournament and plans to hold more games in the spring.

Sixteen players divided into two teams faced off in the dodgeball intramural event on South Campus April 8.

Education and philosophy professor Jeremy Byrd, South Cornerstone program director, said he was inspired by dodgeball tournaments on other campuses when he set up the event.

“Cornerstone has a program on NW Campus where they set up a dodgeball tournament,” he said. “I talked with Tim Johnson and the South gym, and we decided to participate in the intramurals instead of starting a new program.”

After a quick overview of the rules, the players divided themselves into two teams and took opposing sides of the basketball court. From that point on, it was war as the two groups entered into a best-of-seven competition.

South Student Government Association president Austin Perrotti, a South Cornerstone student said fun was only part of the reason he participated.

“I came out as a civic duty to my school,” he said.

Health and physical education adjunct instructor Amber Kavehkar said she agreed that the event was about more than throwing balls at other students.

“It’s something fun they can do to connect with other students and get more involved with the campus,” she said.

For South student Jonathan Kigigha, dodgeball offered a chance to test his mettle against classmates.

“I see a bunch of these guys in the gym all the time and decided to test my skills against them,” he said. “There’s a lot of energy you have to put into dodgeball.”

Kavehkar said she was happy with the turnout this year and hopes to see the intramural program on South grow next year.

“Everybody seemed to have a good time,” she said. “Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going and build on this in the spring.”

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