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Athletics for non-athletes

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:02

Intramural

Abi Laker, Staff Photographer

Lexi Beliew, a freshman nursing major of Jonesboro, shoots a freethrow at her team’s intramural basketball game Tuesday night. She is a member of the ASU Lady Blue Chips team.

Intramural

Sarah Thompson, Staff Photographer

Intramural basketball playoffs start on Sunday and go through Wednesday. Boys teams play in the last regular season week on Monday.

Intramural

Abi Laker, Staff Photographer

Sandricka Bowen a junior athletic training major of Hotley Springs, Miss.., drives the basketball in for a lay up at the Red Wolf Center Tuesday night. Her team, the lady Blue Chips, won 52-22.

Fencing

Ye Yu, Staff Photographer

A fencing demonstration is given at the beginning of the fencing course ASU offers to the community at 8 p.m. on Tuesday nights. The cost is $80 and people ages 12 and up are eligible to participate.

Fencing

Ye Yu, Staff Photographer

Jonesboro residents alongside ASU students gather at the Hypess Dance studio on Tuesday nights throughout February to complete a beginner’s fencing course offered by the university. The last session for the course will be Feb. 26.

Red Wolf

Staci Vandagriff, Staff Photographer

Rebekah Colvin, a mass communication alumni of Jonesboro, works out while reading a book Sunday night in the Red Wolf Center.

Bowling

Paige Walker, Staff Photographer

Shelby Tiner, a sophomore physical therapy assistant major of Monticello, leads her team of three to first place on the first day of class in physical education bowling. The class is a one hour credit and challenges students to improve their scores twice a week at the Jonesboro Bowling and Recreational Center.

Fencing

Ye Yu, Staff Photographer

ASU offers a fencing class on Tuesdays throughout January and February for beginners ages 12 and up. The course is taught at the Hypess Dance Studio.

Sports Prod. Class

Emily Alexander, Photo Editor

Professor Collin Pillow’s sports production class, a new course offered this semester that teaches students how behind the scenes production of sporting events works, does a survey of Tomlinson Stadium Wednesday morning.

As the last week of regular play comes to an end for intramural basketball, the best teams will advance to the playoffs next week. Intramural softball is next to start on the schedule. But intramurals aren’t the only way non-athlete students at A-State can try their hand at sports that may interest them. The university offers a variety of credited courses ranging from archery and horseback riding to scuba diving and bowling. There are also free workout classes such as Zumba and yoga offered at the Red Wolf Center each week. ASU even offers the occasional paid lessons in activities such as fencing and swimming. No matter what athletic activity peaks your interest, the university offers a wide variety of options for the fitness feen that all students can participate in.

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