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The Division of Recreational Sports (DRS) at Purdue University
is proud of the nearly one million recorded utilizations in the
2004-2005 academic year. Beginning as a small Intramural Sports
program in 1919, organized recreational activities at Purdue have
evolved into the comprehensive recreational sports program it is
today. The DRS is committed to offering a wide range of intramural
sports, club sports, informal (drop-in) activities, and fitness/wellness
services to the entire Purdue community, regardless of skill level.
Activities are held in the Recreational Sports Center (RSC), the
Boilermaker Aquatic Center (AQUA), and on over 125 acres of outdoor
space. Making friends, relieving stress, staying active, and learning
lifelong fitness/recreational habits are just some examples of
the many roles Recreational Sports play on campus and what make
participation an extremely attractive and rewarding component of
the entire college experience.
Club Sports — Total membership in 26 clubs is approaching
— Men’s Rugby finished the season ranked ninth in the nation.
— Women’s Water Polo hosted the Big Ten Championships and finished
— Cricket Club finished 15-1 and won the Midwest Conference.
— Gymnastics Club competed at Nationals; men finished sixth, and women
— Men’s Fencing Epee Team finished fourth at Nationals.
— Men’s Water Polo finished 17-6 and fourth in the Big Ten Championships.
— Women’s Soccer hosted the Regional III Tournament.
— Men’s Ultimate Frisbee hosted Sectionals and finished third in
sectional play to
qualify for Regionals.
— Women’s Ultimate Frisbee hosted Sectional and finished 35-2 to
qualify for Nationals.
Intramural Sports – 25 sports offered; Flag Football,
Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball accounted for over 50% of
Fitness/Wellness Services – Nearly
400,000 people visited the Colby Fitness Center; over 23,000 people
participated in nearly 1,500 group exercise classes. Learn-to-Play
instructional classes recorded 685 participants and 692 personal
training packages, and 90 fitness tests were purchased.
Aquatic Center – Recorded nearly 87,000 recreational
swimmers; host site for NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming/Diving Championships
and Zone C Diving Championships.
Boiler Challenge Program – 36 different
groups, totaling 932 people, participated in the low-ropes course.
Kids Camp had 696 registered campers, an increase of 154 from the
Student Employment – Employed 317 students
across six areas and paid out $343,000 in student wages.
Intramural Participations 2001-2005*
Total RSC Utilizations 2001-2005
*Numbers represent academic year.
A participation is the number of times a participant participates
in an activity.
Data valid from start
of Summer module I to Spring Semester Commencment Sunday
of Recreational Sports