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Club Sports programs receive local and national attention

It has been quite the year for Campus Recreation and Intramurals’ Club Sports programs. On Sunday, April 29, the Club Sports program held their annual end of the year awards banquet. For the 2017-2018 sports year, Eagle Disc Golf, the Disc Golf club, was awarded Club of the Year honors. The Club of the Year award is presented to the club which has made outstanding contributions to the Club Sports program, and continuously takes great strides to improve their club. The Disc Golf club excelled all year, surpassing all expectation and requirements, both on and off the field. They serve as a role model to other teams in the areas of service, on/off-campus involvement, attendance, communication, participation, recruitment, teamwork, leadership and how they operate as a club. They take great pride and ownership in their club and its success, including finishing in the top Gold Level (only other Club to do so was Equestrian) for the Wings Incentive program. Also named at the Club Sports Banquet was the Men’s Lacrosse Team for most improved club.

The Wings Incentive Program was established to recognize those organizations who make it a priority to improve themselves as a whole, and the experience of each of their members. The program aims to provide opportunities for organizations to earn points from meaningful and productive experiences.

Throughout the year we’ve had many of our Club Sports programs get some attention both regionally and nationally. Our Quiddich team was interviewed on WSAV for the evening news and our Equestrian team had several members were named IHSA National All-Academic Award recipients, just to name a couple highlights. Additionally, several of our teams and individuals have gone on to/will be going to compete in their respective regional and national tournaments.

Injury Prevention & Care cares about your physical well-being

Athletic trainers are known for their quick responses to an injury that has occurred during some form of physical exercise. However, here at Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI), their duties extend beyond just being a response team.
The Injury Prevention and Care team (IPC) consists of three athletic trainers who are focused on not only attending to injuries, but also working to prevent injuries from happening to those who are either working out, playing hoops or taking advantage of the many other activities the RAC has to offer.

Cory Gentile, MS, LAT, ATC, PES

“Athletic trainers specialize in prevention of injury, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation,” said Cory Gentile, Coordinator for IPC.
The IPC staff has truly embraced their prevention mantra and want the patrons of Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI) to know that preventing an injury is just as important as taking the time to decompress after a workout.
Jenna Morogiello, Coordinator for IPC, states that CRI focuses on three areas of prevention: prevention education, pretreatments and corrective exercises. “Reprogramming motor patterns in patients and working on muscle strength are equally as important in furthering the prevention of an injury. Another key aspect of care is prevention education because most patients don’t know if it is too soon to get back to playing or if they should even be playing/participating at all, ” explains Morogiello.

Jenna Morogiello, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Marissa Garcia, a frequent patron of programs at CRI recently sought out the services of IPC. Garcia came to us post-injury to work with Morogiello. One of Garcia’s main takeaways from her treatment with IPC were measures to help prevent future injuries. “The great thing about IPC is that they are not just athletic trainers,” said Garcia, “they really take the time to truly care about what is going on with their patients as well as the injury and that makes a difference. They taught me techniques that will help me avoid injury in the future.”
Injury prevention is important for long-term health and knowing how to keep injuries from happening is just as crucial as learning how to take care of yourself post-injury. IPC helps its patrons with both pre and post treatments, and want you to know that asking questions is essential in learning how best to take care of your body. To ensure the safety and equal opportunity for all patrons, IPC’s services are completely free to those who are members of the RAC.
Hours for IPC are Monday to Thursday from 3-11 p.m. and Sundays from 6-11 p.m.

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CRI’s Winter Hours – RAC, Shooting Sports and Golf Course

Happy Finals Week to all! Don’t forget that we will be closed this weekend (Dec. 9-10), but will re-open on Monday the 11!

Also, just a quick reminder about the RAC’s hours for winter break:

Winter Break hours: 6am-7pm
We will be CLOSED on weekends, 12/20-12/26 and 12/30-12/31.
Spring Hours will begin on January 6, 2018.

The Shooting Sports Education Center is currently operating under their Winter hours until January 7, 2018.

The Georgia Southern Golf Course will be closing on Christmas Eve at 2 p.m. and will be closed on Christmas day. All other hours will remain the same.

We cannot wait to see all of you back at the RAC getting those gains over break!

Up & Running – CRI employee’s business featured in magazine article

We’re excited to be able to highlight one of our student employees and the work they are doing within the community. Zach Clifton, a multimedia specialist at Campus Recreation and Intramurals is using his skills and the talents he’s groomed while working here, out in the community. Check out Zach’s story below in the Statesboro Magazine.



Based on the National Hurricane Center’s latest projection for Hurricane Irma, the Georgia Southern University campus will be closed Friday, Sept. 8 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. As a result, the Recreation Activity Center (RAC), Georgia Southern Golf Course and Shooting Sports Education Center (SSEC) will also be closed Friday, Sept. 8 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. We will attempt to re-open the RAC and SSEC at 8:00 am on Tuesday, Sept. 13, pending the re-opening of campus. The Golf Course will re-open as quickly as they can pending a thorough evaluation of the condition of the course.

The following CRI events have been canceled: Firearms Date Night, Explore Archery, Workout With Your Service Men and Women, Basic Climbing Clinic, GATA Archery League, Free Swim Preview, Eagle Luau, and Adventure Movie Series.

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