The mission of the Ashland University Intramural Sports program is to provide a variety of organized recreational sports and activities in a safe environment to the Ashland University Community. The goal of the program is to provide participants with the opportunity to enhance physical fitness, build social networks, practice good sportsmanship and enjoy their time outside the classroom.
The IM Sports & Special Events program is available to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff members. A multitude of sport and leisure activity opportunities are all offered for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. All IM Sports are free as well as incorporate Sportsmanship Ratings to ensure an enjoyable playing atmosphere.
Looking to become involved with IM sports?
Becoming involved is easy. Info Sheets for registration are located at the Rec Center Customer Service Desk. Be sure to fully complete the registration portion on the back side of the Info Sheet and submit it to Customer Service by the specified registration deadline.
In addition to playing IM Sports, numerous opportunities exist to become involved with IM Sports. Organize your friends and teammates by becoming a Team Captain or a part of the IM Sports student staff. The IM Sports program employs over 15 sports officials each year as well as offers multiple voluntary field experiences, including the ACIS Marketing Internship and two Summer Intern positions. In addition, an employee may work their way up to a leadership position and become an IM Supervisor.
If you are interested in being involved through student employment, contact the Department of Recreational Services today!
- Build or strengthen relationships with students, faculty and staff members
- Meet your fitness and competition needs
- Gain unique leadership and work experiences by becoming an IM Staff member or Team Captain
- Be involved and personally invested in an area outside the classroom
- Relieve stress from classes, busy schedules, friends, professors and students
- Try new sports or games or improve your skills in those that are familiar
- Practice good sportsmanship
- Win an IM Championship T-Shirt!
- Have fun!
The IM Sports program provides a variety of team and individual sports each semester. Here is a list of what is offered this year:
- Doubles Badminton
- Flag Football
- Floor Hockey
- Global Sports Challenge
- Holiday Basketball
- Indoor Flag Football
- Indoor Soccer
- Indoor Ultimate Frisbee
- Late Night Volleyball
- Madden Football Tournament
- March Mayhem
- NCAA Bracket Challenge
- Outdoor Flag Football
- Outdoor Ultimate Frisbee
- Punt/Pass Competition
- Sand Volleyball
- Sibs-N-Kids Cornhole
- Springfest Volleyball
- Table Tennis
- Texas Hold'em
- Three-point Contest
- Whiffle Ball
The IM Sports program is always looking to stay current with participant interests and trends. If there is an IM Sport not being offered, contact the Assistant Director of Programs to submit possible suggestions for future programming.
The Ashland University IM Sports program utilizes IMLEAGUES.COM for online league or tournament schedules and standings. The link to IMLEAGUES.COM can be found to the right in our side content bar. IMLEAGUES is an online, intramural sports social network where participants have the opportunity to create player profiles, join other Ashland University IM Sports teams, communicate with team members, view current and previous IM Sports Champions, and much more!
Each year, teams compete in a yearlong competition compiling points towards the All-Sports Championship. The All-Sports Championship consists of teams receiving points for participating in multiple individual and team sports and special events, placing first or second place in league and tournament play, and maintaining high Sportsmanship Ratings. The winner receives the All-Sports Championship Trophy for one year along with specially designed championship t-shirts. So, gather up your friends and enter to compete all year round. Here is a list of champions over the past six years:
- Mr. McGibblets (2013)
- Phi Kappa Psi (2012)
- Selke Sports (2011)
- Phi Kappa Psi (2010)
- Alliance of Misfits (2009)
- Phi Kappa Psi (2008)
- Tweetin' Outlawz (2006 & 2007)
Participants looking to join a team, or teams looking for players...search no further. The Ashland University IM Sports program offers a Free Agent option for participants and teams.
Participants not on a team may contact the Recreational Services Department and sign-up as a Free Agent. Although not a guarantee, signing up as a Free Agent will give teams looking for players an opportunity to contact interested participants to fill their roster.
Teams looking for players, or teams wishing to meet new people and fill their roster at the same time, make sure to check "Yes" on your Info Sheet that you are looking for Free Agents. Free Agents can then be assigned to teams open to completing their roster.