Saint John's Magazine Summer/Fall 2012

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Sports for All

Intramurals and Clubs Grow By Shawn Fury ’97

Saint John’s students love athletics. They love watching them and playing them. The school’s varsity sports draw recordbreaking crowds and make national headlines. And each year hundreds more students participate in intramurals and club sports. 26


y old Greg House roommate Mike Berndt ’98 still owns several T-shirts we received after winning intramural basketball championships. They’re well-worn, a bit dirty and hardly fashionable, but Berndt still cherishes them. Countless Johnnies understand the attachment (although their wives may not!). Ninety percent of Saint John’s students are involved in athletics at some level, whether it’s a freshman running back on the varsity football squad, a junior on the club water polo team or a senior playing intramural sand volleyball. Intramural sports are competitions just between