It’s officially summer break! As we reflect on the past year, it is amazing to think about all of the accomplishments of our Club Sports teams – big or small. For the big accomplishments, many teams attended Regional or National tournaments over the year! Let’s look at who went and how they did:
Men’s Soccer: During the fall semester, the team was invited for the first time to attend the NIRSA National Tournament in Foley, Alabama. They lost their first two games in pool play before winning their last one. Day 2 was canceled due to inclement weather. This tournament was invite-only and based off of the successful season that the team had!
Women’s Basketball: In March, the team attended the NIRSA Regional Championships at University of Dayton. They went 0-3 on the weekend, with a team of six players, against Ohio University, Saint Louis University, and Marquette University. However, the team’s President, Jayda Watkins, received an All Tournament Most Valuable Player Award!
Tennis: The team traveled to the TOC Spring Invitational in Orlando, Florida during the middle of the spring semester! 48 teams were invited to participate. They won their first match due to another team’s flight cancellation, lost to Wash-U 20-25, and beat New Hampshire 30-13. The team made the gold bracket, making them top 16 teams! On day 2, they lost to Wash-U 19-23 and lost to UCF 6-30. On day 3, the group fell to Arkansas 11-30 and then won the 15th place match!
Men’s Volleyball: The team traveled to Denver, CO for the NCVF National Tournament at the end of April. The men’s team went 2-1 on day 1 by beating UNC-Wilmington and Dartmouth and falling to Grove City. On day 2, the men’s team beat Fairfield 25-20 and Yale 25-18, 25-16 and fell to UW-LaCrosse. They made it to the gold bracket! The team lost to St. Thomas on Championship Sunday 21-25, 25-23, 12-15. They ended in a tie for 9th place!
Women’s Volleyball: The women’s team also traveled to Denver, CO for the NCVF National Tournament at the end of April. On day 1, the women’s team went 3-0 by beating Wake Forest, SUNY-Oswego, and UW-Oshkosh. On day 2, they beat Wash-U and Lehigh, but fell to Bellarmine. In the gold bracket, they beat UW-Oshkosh 25-17, 27-29, 15-7 before falling to UW-Eau Claire 22-25, 17-25. They ended up in 3rd place!
Climbing: Members from the team competed at Regionals in Brooklyn Boulders, Illinois at the end of March. Five members competed against a total of 39 male competitors and 13 female competitors. All Butler members finished in the top 50% of their field though! Sarah Frischmeyer placed 7th in bouldering!
Ultimate: The team competed in the Great Lakes Regional Tournament Joliet, Illinois in April. They qualified by winning various tournaments throughout the semester! In pool play, they went 2-1. They beat Wheaton and Rose-Hulman by a score of 15-5. The team fell to Olivet Nazarene 7-14. They ended in third place!
Swim: Four swimmers qualified for Nationals throughout the season – Drew, Kate, Alexis, and Michael! They traveled to Columbus, Ohio in March to compete, supported by their fellow teammates.
It’s officially the month of May and that means final exam week! With the stress that comes with finals week, here are some study tips to help you out:
- Create Study Guides
Re-write your notes from the semester in a study guide format, highlighting the main points from the semester. It’ll make studying a large amount of information more manageable! Plus, you are more likely to remember what you handwrite more so than what you type.
- Remove Distractions
When you sit down to study, whether in your room, the library, or elsewhere, try to remove distractions around you so that you can effectively study. Distractions can include your phone and computer. It might be a good idea to turn off your wifi while looking through your notes.
- Take Breaks
While some people try to study for hours on end, it is important to take study breaks to give your mind a break! Go for a short walk, call a friend, or have a snack.
Exercising during your study week will give your brain a chance to relax! It increases memory, boosts your mood, and reduces stress.
- Get Enough Sleep
Getting eight hours of sleep per night, especially before an exam, is important for your brain to function at its highest level. Trade in the all-nighter for an effective study session followed by a good night’s sleep!
On another note, two Club Sports teams played in events last weekend to close out the semester! Here is how they did:
Ultimate: The team competed in the Great Lakes Regional Tournament Joliet, Illinois. In pool play, they went 2-1. They beat Wheaton and Rose-Hulman by a score of 15-5. The team fell to Olivet Nazarene 7-14.
Women’s Soccer: The team played for the first time this spring in a doubleheader in Terre Haute.
What a week it has been for Club Sports!
On Monday the 22nd, Club Sports participants attended the HRC Recognition Banquet. For the Club Sports Department, three awards were given out. The Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Men’s Club Soccer for their record-breaking season and invitation to Nationals. The Most Improved Club Award went to Women’s Club Lacrosse for their new underclassmen exec board, expanded roster, and excellent social media. The Most Valuable Player Award went to Nick Kaess of Men’s Club Soccer for his dedication, work-ethic, and love of the game.
Over the weekend, both volleyball teams traveled to Denver for Nationals! On day 1, the women’s team went 3-0 by beating Wake Forest, SUNY-Oswego, and UW-Oshkosh. On day 2, they beat Wash-U and Lehigh, but fell to Bellarmine. In the gold bracket, they beat UW-Oshkosh 25-17, 27-29, 15-7 before falling to UW-Eau Claire 22-25, 17-25. They ended up in 3rd place!
The men’s team went 2-1 on day 1 by beating UNC-Wilmington and Dartmouth and falling to Grove City. On day 2, the men’s team beat Fairfield 25-20 and Yale 25-18, 25-16 and fell to UW-LaCrosse. They made it to the gold bracket! The team lost to St. Thomas on Championship Sunday 21-25, 25-23, 12-15. They ended in a tie for 9th place!
The women’s club basketball team hosted their final game of the season on Saturday at the HRC. They won in convincing fashion – 70-41!
This coming weekend only holds one Club Sports team in competition, as final exams are next week. The Women’s Club Soccer team will be playing a double-header in Terre Haute on Saturday. Game times are set for 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Good luck with exam week and GO DAWGS!
The end of the semester is so near! With that comes the end of our 2018-2019 club season. We still have teams competing until the end of the semester though!
This weekend, three teams are in action. Both the men’s and women’s volleyball teams are off to Denver, Colorado today to participate in the NCVF National Championships! The teams will take over the Club Sports Instagram account to keep everyone updated on how they do. Results can be found here too: https://ncvf.org/tournament-home. The women’s basketball team is hosting Indiana State this weekend at 12:00pm in the HRC. Stop by to watch their last home event of the season! GO DAWGS!