I got all the updates from last year’s Intramural Basketball Tourney and learned what it’s like to be an IM referee and player from an IM Street Hockey enthusiast. With a new year and a new IM season coming up, I got to chat with Nora Jabbour – someone I would consider a professional IM player. With 14 IM championship t-shirts, there’s not much she hasn’t accomplished. Here are the facts, and read below for details on this semester’s IM season.
1. What is your year and major?
I am starting my first year in Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA program. I’ve always been a proud Tar Heel though – I went here for undergrad, as well. Older, but definitely wiser!
2. What intramural sports are you involved in?
Right now, I am gearing up for flag football and 3-on-3 basketball. Grad school keeps me busy, so I will play anything in which my classmates have interest, and that works with our hectic class schedule! You may see me playing soccer and volleyball this fall, and then basketball for sure in the spring. We call ourselves the “MBAllers”.
3. How long have you played these IM sports?
I am a better team coordinator than I am player! I have played basketball and flag football since I was young – maybe middle school – but my fondest memories are from my undergrad IM teams. I am trying to exceed that experience with my MBA classmates.
4. What is your favorite thing about each IM sport?
I don’t have a particular thing about an individual sport, but more so IM sports in general. They give us a chance to get away from school, have fun and be competitive! It’s a great way to spend an evening laughing with your friends.
5. What has been your greatest accomplishment playing IM sports?
In undergrad, I won 14 IM shirts – I think that is an accomplishment in itself. I also won the IM participant of the year during my second year, which I was very proud of.
To join an IM team, check out the schedule here. You can find the rules for each sport on the same site. Everything from soccer to corn hole is coming up. Even if you have no experience with a certain sport, it’s worth giving a try, but be sure to sign up on time!