Rec sports to offer Mustangs Cup

Mark Campbell

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2015 is a turning point for Rec Sports with the introduction of the Mustangs Cup.

“The Mustang Cup is basically just a semester long Rec Sports competition,” said Caleb Hannon, assistant director of recreational sports and wellness.

While member of fraternities and sororities dominate the teams competing for the cup, the Residence Hall Association also formed a team. But the Mustang Cup is open to more than just organizations.

“Any student that has a group of friends that wants to come play all the different sports and see how well they compete with everything, it’s open to them as well. Every sport that we offer is going to be included in the Mustangs Cup. We’ve had our table tennis doubles tournament. We have basketball and volleyball up right now. We’re gonna have kickball later this semester, softball. We’ll have darts. We’ll have an indoor triathlon that we’re doing this semester. So every single sport that’s on our calendar, you’ll earn points towards your mustangs cup team,” Hannon said.

Table tennis doubles was the first event on the Mustangs Cup agenda, and Kappa Sigma took first place.

“We’re trying to have a team in every single sport, so Seth and me just threw a team together,” Austin Snyder, freshman and Kappa Sigma member said.

The Mustangs Cup has some teams taking it seriously.

“We ended up playing, what I would say, was the best team in the second round. They had some guy that was wearing goggles, you can tell he’d play tennis before, he had the form down and all that stuff,” Snyder said.

In addition to counting the points from winning in athletic events, winners of the Cup will also have to be successful off the court. Sportsmanship counts.

“They were even kind of like, not very good sports, they’re being cheap and stuff, there were a couple of points they tried to take back and we were just there to have fun,” Snyder said.

The winners of the Mustangs Cup get T–shirts, personalized plaques in the Wellness Center and most importantly, bragging rights.

Teams consist of 25 people and sign ups are available online.

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