Intramural (IM) sports at Washington State University date back to April 17, 1902, back when the school was still known as Washington State College.
Today the IM program offers 75 activities throughout the year to over 6,000 participants. IM sports programs include team and individual sports, playoffs, and a variety of weekend tournaments lasting the entire school year.
The available sports range from coed basketball to soccer, and softball to flag football.
IMs serve as a starting point toward getting involved in the WSU community.
“Currently IM programs help evolve student participation in campus activities,” Coordinator for Competitive Sports and Youth Programs Skyler Archibald said “IMs provide a great forum for people who want to have fun and have an outlet to participate in sport. It is a great way to relax and get away from the daily pressures of school.”
Junior Quinten Mioduszewski attributes his increase in physical and social activity to IMs.
“IMs are a great way to stay active and hang out with your friends,” he said.
Mioduszewski said he has enjoyed participating in IMs, playing both 7-on-7 flag football as well as 5-on-5 basketball.
IMs give participants the opportunity to both participate as players and serve as officials.
Mioduszewski said helooks forward to being an IM basketball official again, something he took an interest in last year.
“Being an official gave me more experience with IMs and put things into a different perspective for me,” he said. “As a player I was more focused on just playing whatever sport I was involved with, but as an official it gave me the chance to govern and have an impact on the sport at hand.”
Open registration begins for the fall semester this Tuesday, starting with women’s competitive singles tennis. More information on IM Sports can be found at imsports.wsu.edu.