Game On

Main Leads in Hall of Champions Contest, Fun Intramural Program a Winner with Students

Water Balloon Dodgeball

Water Balloon Dodgeball

Nothing alleviates stress like eating copious amounts of pizza, scoring an Xbox victory against your residence hall rival, or talking smack during water balloon dodge ball. Thanks to Randolph College’s fall intramural program, students had plenty of opportunity to test their physical, mental, and well, even eating skills.

The Hall of Champions competition featured weeks of contests between residence halls, with individuals and teams earning points. “We tried to have something for everyone,” said Scott Ketcham, head lacrosse coach and head of the Social Sports Network (Randolph’s intramural program). Ketcham worked with staff members from the Dean of Students Office to create events that provided a social environment and stress relieving opportunities for students.

“Participating in something outside of the rigors of the academic day is important,” Ketcham said. “The events didn’t last a long time, and they gave students a chance to take a break from studying and get out with their friends to laugh and enjoy themselves.”

Pizza Eating Contest

Pizza Eating Contest

The contests ranged from pizza eating to billiards to a quiz bowl. The crazier, the better, said Amanda Denny, director of student activities. “This type of fun competition attracts more students because it’s different,” she said. “It’s definitely a stress reliever and connects people who may not normally interact with one another.”

Students earned points for their residence halls through individual and team events. The competition culminated with a chariot race on the new field and track. In the end, Main Hall dominated—this time.

There’s always the next semester, which organizers believe will be even better and bring more faculty and staff into the competition.

“An activity that allows you to laugh and enjoy yourself and your friends creates student bonding and community bonding,” Denny said. “It enhances the already close family-like atmosphere on campus.”

X-Box Tournament

Quiz Bowl

More Water Balloon Dodgeball

More Water Balloon Dodgeball