Women’s ultimate newest addition to club sports

Jacob Hunt, Campus Carrier staff writer

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Berry has always been known for its large array of choices when it comes to activities and intramurals. This year, sophomores Malia Busenitz and Kendall Holan have created another opportunity for students to get involved by introducing a women’s ultimate Frisbee team.

“For now girl’s ultimate isn’t its own club, we will do that next year,” Holan said. “For now we are still trying to make our own team.”

Though the new team won’t be official until next year, women’s ultimate will still start this semester. Busenitz and Holan are hosting practices for any girls interested and also hope to compete at various points in the coming months.

“We will probably go to a tournament this year and maybe scrimmage at some other schools,” Holan said.

The start of a women’s ultimate team is not a new idea. Last year, a group of women began meeting up to learn the game and have friendly competitions. Now that interest has grown, the girls have begun the process to become an official Berry club.

“Last year as a freshman [Berry] didn’t have a team, but we still had a lot of fun going to practices. This year we decided that if we told more people about it, more girls would show up and it would be good to make a team,” Holan said.

Meetings for the club began a few weeks ago and have consisted of teaching the players the rules and practicing plays to see who fits best in each position. The team has also been in preparation for possible future meets.

“[At practices] we scrimmage and practice throwing drills,” Holan said. “Most people haven’t played Frisbee before, so the beginning of practices is a lot of explaining.”

It is not too late to join the team, as Holan said anyone interested in joining is welcome regardless of experience. Practices occur on Sundays in Valhalla stadium from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. behind Ford.

“Literally anyone can join. You are not super behind if you don’t know how to play, because a lot of people don’t know how to play,” Holan said.

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