At the Helm- A guide to sailing the Club Sports Waters


What’s happening!

Ahoy Pirates!

Let’s get started!

1-      Tuesday, April 26th we will be having a club appreciation luncheon for Club officers, coaches, and advisors.  You will be receiving a personalized invitation via email shortly that will require you to RSVP by a certain date. This Luncheon will be held at the Club Level overlooking the Football Stadium. This is also when clubs will turn in their 2011 Fall Budget. Please SAVE THE DATE- April 26th.

2-      Congratulation to all the clubs that competed the previous weekend at the Regional/National level: Equestrian- Kathryn Hall and Nikki Montgomery both came in 4th place, respectively, in their classes and Kathryn unanimously received the sportsmanship award as voted on by the coaches! Congratulations to these ladies and the equestrian club for representing East Carolina University and Campus Recreation & Wellness in the utmost fashion!

3-     Congratulations to the Golf Club who won regional’s by 16 strokes! They played at The Pines in Elizabeth City, NC and had 4 players make the All-Tourney team: Tom Duty, Faheem Amod, Jared Kelley, and Patrick Davey! Way to go Pirates!

4-      Each Club will be required to have an advisor in place to start helping with the club in the fall semester. They must be faculty/staff of the University! This is the person you will put down when you register as a student organization for next year. If you need help finding an advisor please let the club sport staff know and we will help you one!

5-      Don’t forget to donate to the Club Sport Program or your respective club via PayPal by visiting our website!  Friends, Family, Sponsors and Alumni may also use PayPal to support the club!

6-      The Club sport staff would like to welcome Stephen Tucci to our staff, he will be the new graduate assistant for the program, starting in the fall 2011 semester. Stephen is currently in undergrad at Slippery Rock University where he has helped to form and led his Inline Hockey Club to national competition.

Upcoming Events- from the Crow’s Nest

On the Horizon: April 9th & 10th  

–          Style of Motion at Student Rec Center*Saturday @ 4:00

–          Softball at Sarah Law Complex*Saturday @ 10/11:30/1/4 vs. Va Tech/WVU

–          Softball at Sarah Law Complex*Sunday @ 10/11:30/1 vs. Va Tech/WVU

Further Out: April 16th & 17th  

–          13th Annual Martial Arts tournament*Saturday @ 10:00am (Registration starts at 8:00am)

–          National Championship for Ultimate Frisbee*Saturday @ 9:00-4:00 (Pool Play)

–          National Championship for Ultimate Frisbee*Sunday @ 8:30-4:00 (Single-Elimination)

Gray’s Anatomy

For this week’s edition of Gray’s Anatomy I would like for you take a look at what you have accomplished up to this point in your life. Chances are you are between the ages of 18-23 and it is likely that most of you have spent anything from 13 to 18 years getting an education so you can get “the job”. Isn’t it amazing that we spend so much time getting a generalized education and yet so many people don’t make any deliberate effort to develop their greatest asset – themselves! Once you have that degree in biochemistry, physical education or accounting we assume that we are set and will live out the rest of our lives adhering to that degree. Is it any wonder why we never grow? We become stagnant- 18 years of education and we are finished! Most of us won’t even read unless there’s an exam; and even then, we wait until 12 hours before to cram! But you know what? Every day of our life is an exam. Every day you either pass or fail the test of life. Every day is an opportunity to grow beyond your present barriers and circumstances. Every day is a chance to become a better person.  The saddest part is most people won’t realize this until it is too late. Just imagine- you are going to get a grade at the end of your club sport career, end of college, when you leave your job, when you enter and end relationships and ultimately, in life. It is my challenge to you to become a better person each day, lead by example and inspire others to live like you. Remember, you can’t cram the night before when you don’t know when the exam is coming.



Weekly Quote-

“Sports do not build character. They reveal it.”

  ~John Wooden