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RecSports Students Participate in NIRSA

Over 700 students and professional staff kicked off this year’s Region II National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) conference in October. This conference specifically was for the southern region which is comprised of member schools in the southeast.

NIRSA comprises and supports leaders in collegiate recreation. As college and university students develop into future leaders, NIRSA members support their learning and growth by fostering lifelong habits of wellbeing.

(Left to Right) Doug Davis, Courtney Wininger, Robby Hill, and Jim Davis Accept 2nd place overall honors at the NIRSA Region II Lifeguard Games.

Three of the UT’s most outstanding RecSports lifeguards completed in the fifth annual lifeguard games, a competition showcasing student lifeguard’s skills. The Region II Lifeguard Games is one of NIRSA’s initiatives to fulfill its mission for lifeguards. Students Doug Davis, Jim Davis, and Robby Hill took home second-place honors overall, as well as bringing home first-place in the Blackboarding, Adult CPR, and Infant CPR events!

“It was amazing to watch them compete at such a high level and be able to show off the skills they work so hard to perfect,” says Courtney Wininger, aquatics and safety coordinator for RecSports.

NIRSA is a leader in higher education and the advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport, and wellness by providing educational and developmental opportunities, generating and sharing knowledge, and promoting networking and growth members.