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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.

2004-2005 HIGHLIGHTS

Club Sports — Total membership in 26 clubs is approaching 2,000 people.
— Men’s Rugby finished the season ranked ninth in the nation.
— Women’s Water Polo hosted the Big Ten Championships and finished Runner-Up.
— Cricket Club finished 15-1 and won the Midwest Conference.
— Gymnastics Club competed at Nationals; men finished sixth, and women finished ninth.
— 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 total participants.

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.

Boilermaker 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.

Boiler Kids Camp had 696 registered campers, an increase of 154 from the previous year.

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
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


Source: Division of Recreational Sports

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