|Developing the mind and body
Intramural sports big part of everyday life at Centre;
RELEASED: Nov. 27, 2002
DANVILLE, KYCentre has long been known for its academic excellence, but the College's intramural sports program plays an integral part in Centre's commitment to the development of its students' bodies as well.
"I consider recreation and intramurals for the general student body highly important to the structure and well-being of campus life at Centre College," said Brian Chafin, director of athletics and recreation. "With the planned renovation of Sutcliffe [Athletic Center] (http://www.centre.edu/web/news/project02.html) we'll be able to put more energy into our campus recreation programs."
"Developing good recreation habits contributes to the physical, social and mental health of individuals as they go through adult life," said Matt Vonderbrink, the newly appointed coordinator of intramurals and recreation and men's and women's tennis coach. "Intramural sports are part of the overall recreational opportunities available to the college community, and recreation is an important part of overall health."
Sixty percent of Centre students take part in intramurals, but faculty teams compete as well. Activities include flag football, sand volleyball, soccer, basketball and golf.
Senior T.J. Brown has been involved in intramurals from a variety of angles: as a referee, organizer and player.
With upcoming renovation/expansion of Sutcliffe Hall (in conjunction with the renovation and expansion of Crounse Academic Centerthe Sutcliffe/Crounse complex will be known collectively as the College Centre), the athletic facility will double in size, going from 63,000 to 122,000 square feet. There will be several new courts, which will mean more chances to participate in intramural sports.
To learn more about intramural sports at Centre, contact Vonderbrink at (859) 238-5490 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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