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The Division of Recreational Sports (DRS) at Purdue University is proud of the over one million recorded utilizations in the 2007-2008 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.

2007-2008 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Club Sports -Total membership in 28 clubs is approaching 1,989 Members.
    - Men’s Volleyball entered the National Volleyball Tournament unranked and finished third in the nation.
    - Men’s Ice Hockey club made it to the MCHL playoffs where they placed third.
    - Cricket club won the MidWest Cricket Tournament in Columbus, Ohio and were runner’s up in Division 1 MidWest Cricket Conference (MWCC) in Chicago, IL.
    - Crew won the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta's Overall Point Trophy for the 10th consecutive year.
    - Crew was crowned the team champion at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, PA where they competed against 123 other colleges and universities. It marks the 7th time in
    10 years.

  • Intramural Sports - Intramural Sports - Of the 48 activities offered throughout ‎the year, the most participated activites include: Flag Football (295 teams), Basketball (279 teams), Softball (168 teams), and Soccer (138 teams).

  • Fitness/Wellness Services - 464,159 people visited the Colby Fitness Center; 1,109 group exercise passes were sold this year. Over 17,000 people participated in approximately 1,475 group exercise classes this year.

Learn-to-Play instructional classes recorded 632 participants, 1,062 personal training sessions and 70 fitness assessments were purchased.

  • Boilermaker Aquatic Center - Recorded over 121,000 splashes.  The center hosted numerous Private and Group Learn-to-Swim classes for youth and adults. 
  • Boiler Challenge Program - 121 different groups, totaling nearly 3,000 people participated in the Low Challenge and High Team Challenge Course. 2,148 or 73% of our participants were Purdue students.
  • Boiler Kids Camp - The Division's summer day camp for children ages 5-12 had a total of 630 campers.
  • Student Employment - Employed more than 400 students across six areas and paid out $433,764 in student wages.
1The academic period of 2005-06 experienced a decrease in participations. This was an expected change due to intramural fees set in place for the first time.
Data valid from start of Summer Module 1 to Spring Semester Commencment Sunday.


Source: Division of Recreational Sports

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