While renovations to the Ganus Athletic Center continue, club sports will soon begin with outdoor competitions. The semester’s club season will open with soccer and softball in early February. According to Men’s and Women’s Intramural Director Jim Gowen, the two sports will be played simultaneously, with men’s and women’s clubs playing soccer and softball on Tuesdays, respectively, and vice versa on Thursdays. The concurrent scheduling is an attempt to ensure both competitions are finished, as soccer was cancelled last year due to inclement weather. The swim meet is currently scheduled for Feb. 24, and the track and field meet is scheduled for April 5.
TNT, the men’s large club A team leader, will look to build on the dominance it showed last semester, as its team won volleyball and basketball and finished second in flag football. TNT is also set to make a strong run in spring competitions, having finished first in softball, the swim meet and the track and field meet last year. In men’s small club A team competition, newcomers Lambda Chi Theta will look to impress, competing in all four spring sports for the first time. It finished last semester in first place on the strength of flag football and basketball championships. Sigma Nu Epsilon finished first in men’s small club A team softball last year, with King’s Men winning the swim meet and Omega Phi winning the track and field competition.
Chi Omega Pi currently leads women’s large club A team competition. It finished first in flag football and basketball last semester. Chi Omega Pi’s teams will have to perform considerably better in the spring sports than last year if they hope to win the women’s large club A team championship, as they failed to place in any of the three competitions last spring. Zeta Rho won softball last year, while Ko Jo Kai placed first in the swim meet, and Ju Go Ju finished first in the track and field meet. Iota Chi opens the semester leading women’s small club A team competition after winning volleyball and basketball, and should approach the semester with confidence, having placed first in softball and the swim meet last year. Sigma Phi Mu finished first in last year’s track and field meet.