Ultimate Frisbee team begins new season

Student organization promotes sportsmanship, welcomes newcomers

By Sydney Faison
On September 28, 2018

Photo by Axel Marcenaro: Louis Jones, junior, scans the field for an open teammate.

The Ultimate Frisbee is a co-ed sport and student organization on campus that is open to all students.

Ultimate Frisbee is an athletic game, but those who are interested are not required to be athletic.

The members encourage students to come out and have fun with hopes that newcomers will want to participate more. The organization promotes sportsmanship and prepares team members for competitions.

"We all like to have fun and play the game," junior Seth Jones, vice president of Ultimate Frisbee, said. "It’s more than a game to me; there are a lot of friends that I can count on whenever I need something."

The members said that sportsmanship and friendship were big factors that influenced the team.

"The most rewarding part about being a member of the team is the family that you get out of it," Karlee Linde, junior, said.

Linde attended her first meeting to get a cardio workout, but she ended up falling in love with the sport and the people who played it. She said that if anyone on the group needs help, they can always count on each other.

The members discussed how each of them play a part in making the team work together.

Jones sets up practices, delegates tasks and helps build the community within Ultimate Frisbee.

Senior Tye Masters, treasurer, manages money for fundraisers, trips and other expenses.

Senior Hali Johns, secretary, completes paperwork, sends out reminders and is in charge of social media.

Many members said the biggest challenge is scheduling games.

There are a couple of terms that the team uses when playing frisbee. To stall someone out you stand in front of the opponent with your arms out and count to 10 then a turnover occurs. A turnover means the opposing team gets the frisbee. "Ultimate" is the word that starts the game. Whenever a player catches the disk they have to use their pivot foot and not travel.

The Frisbee team practices on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. on the Intramural Fields.

The next tournament is on September 30 in Denton, Texas against the University of North Texas.

Upcoming fundraisers include a t-shirt sale and various food sales.

For more updates on the Ultimate Frisbee organization, follow them on Instagram @ rams_ultimate.

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