Intramural Female Athlete of the Week
Name: Payton Jackson
Club: Iota Kappa Phi
Hometown: Muskogee, OK
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies (Chemistry, Psychology and Bible)
Sport:Flag football A Team
Sunday, October 6, 2019: On Oct. 6, Iota Kappa Phi played the Freshman Women in their third game of the flag football season. Jackson played tackle and linebacker for Iota. In the first half, Jackson popped off the line and caught the ball in the middle of the field at the 30-yard-line and ran it in for a touchdown. She also recorded several flag pulls on defense.
Q: Why did you want to play flag football intramurals?
A: “I wanted to play flag football because I love playing sports and being competitive. It is also even better when you get to play with friends. I also broke my foot playing powder puff in high school, so this was a good way to redeem myself.”
Q: What is your favorite memory from playing intramurals?
A: “My favorite memory is from our recent game when I thought I was in the end zone and celebrated my touchdown five yards early before realizing I was indeed not in the end-zone. I soon realized my mistake and crossed over into the actual end zone for a touchdown. It was hilarious.”
Intramural Male Athlete of the Week
Name: Kendall Watson
Club: Kappa Sigma Tau
Hometown: Yukon, OK
Major: Sports Wellness and Recreation
Sport: Cross Country
Thursday October 3, 2019:In the intramural cross country meet, Watson finished first and ran the 1.9 mile course in 8:46.
Q: Why do you enjoy running?
A: “Running has been a part of my life since I was ten. I enjoy it because it is my go to when I’m stressed, but also my way of staying in the best shape possible.”
Q: What do you enjoy about playing intramurals?
A: “I’ve always enjoyed sports and playing intramurals allows me to come together with my Kappa brothers and achieve our goals. I also like that I can compete at many different sports throughout the year.”
Intramural Athletes of the Week are chosen weekly by the Talon’s Sports Editor, based on performances throughout each week’s intramural games. To nominate an athlete, please email Morgan Boling at email@example.com.