STORY BY MIKE WENDLANDT
With the end of the semester almost here, and Thanksgiving just a week away, the end of fall intramurals nears.
It has been a great semester seeing so many people come in and participate, and, for that, I want to thank each and every one of you.
You have made this fall a wonderful experience as an intramural supervisor
But, even beyond that, I want to thank all of those who have worked for IM this past semester, both as supervisors and officials.
I will get to the hard work of all the officials in another piece, because they deserve their own recognitions.
First, I want to thank my co-workers who do such a great job, going briefly through each member’s successes.
Matt Bentz, our football guy.
While not the most available guy due to his numerous responsibilities in residence life, Matt has been a part of the program for most of his time at Drake and is possibly the best flag football official out there.
Trevor Carlson, one of the youngest supervisors.
Trevor got promoted to a full supervisor position this semester, and ran with it.
He has exhibited great control of the program, especially outdoor soccer, of which he is a known commodity as a player, too.
Keep up the hard work, Trevor.
Haley Hicks, our volleyball expert.
Haley is known by everyone as a no-nonsense official, and that has spread, somewhat, to her role as a supervisor.
Dedication and drive are important in this job, and she is always there to make sure that the games can go on as directed.
Sam Klann, the versatile worker.
Serving as a supervisor and an official in every sport this year, he has put in more hours on the field and gym than anyone else in the program, working his butt off each and every shift.
There’s a reason he works regional games in other states.
Alyssa Mougin, our administrator.
Making the schedule every week takes a lot of work. Alyssa has been the mother hen of the program for years, keeping everyone in line, while also having fun when the situation calls for it.
Pam Sanford, our other volleyball person, is without a doubt the most cheerful one of the bunch.
Always having a smile on her face, no matter what the situation calls for, Pam continues to do an exceptional job at all times.
Alex Smith is our basketball guy first and foremost, but his willingness to cover football and basketball without missing a beat has been invaluable.
The first official I ever worked with has a special place in my career here at Drake.
And finally, Forrest Wrede, the speed demon and IM soccer star. He’s the guy who can always be counted on to lighten the mood with a joke or his inability to sit still.
Forrest is another supervisor who has shown ability to work multiple sports with ease, as well as, dominate in competition with the teams he creates.
So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank you guys for all you have done from the bottom of my heart.