(October 7, 2022) - On Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, Laurentian University students participated in the annual Residence Life baseball tournament. This event finds students living in residence teamed with their floormates in healthy competition, fostering community and wellness amongst students.
This year’s tournament, held at the Terry Fox Sports Complex, was well attended by over 175 students. While teams put great effort into all games, “West Lower”, a combination of floors 2, 3, and 4 of West Residence was victorious in taking home the win.
Kiera Lawn, 4th year Sport Psychology student, and the Residence Life team’s Events Lead described with enthusiasm, the success of the tournament: “Watching students who live on each floor in Laurentian residences come together as their own little community and cheer each other on makes this whole event worth it. You can actually feel the truly electric energy from those participating. Even those not playing ball brought a ton of support for their floormates. Being involved in this tournament has been truly rewarding.”
Lawn explains that the organization of this tournament is a team effort. Other key leaders included Residence Life Sunday Sports Committee Leads, Miguel Da Costa Aguiar, 3rd year Sport Psychology student, and Sean Baker, 4th year Sports Administration student.
This tournament marks a “Sunday Sports” event where floormates in residence participate and compete against one another, engaging in physical activity on a weekly basis. At the end of each academic year, one residence floor is awarded the title of Top Sunday sports floor at the annual Residence Life formal that typically occurs in March.
“New this year, we’ve been organizing Sunday Sports with a weekly theme, such as PJ Day or Dress as your Resident Assistant Day. It’s been a lot of fun creating a competitive yet fun atmosphere that generates lots of excitement amongst students. Creating these memories that foster school spirit makes it all worth it,” said Aguiar.
Added Baker: “The past few years have not been easy to plan events for students in residence, however, we hope to continue building up the Residence Life community to what it was prior to the pandemic. Through the participation of Sunday Sports and other residence activities, students form relationships with those they may not regularly interact with and this is encouraging.”
Congratulations to West Lower and all those who contribute to student and Residence Life!
Planning is already underway for another popular Residence Life event, LU’s Got Talent, a talent show at which students showcase their skills in front of a live audience. This event is anticipated to occur in November. Stay tuned!