Diabeatings Leads Sports Challenge

With the final two months of the school year quickly approaching, a number of intramural franchises have put themselves within striking distance of the Colgate Intramural All-Sports Points Championship.

Throughout the scholastic year, the Recreational Sports Office keeps a running track of participation and placement points for every intramural sport, from basketball to trap shooting. At the end of the year, the team with the highest combination of participation and placement points wins the All-Sports Points Championship, highlighted by the team name being engraved on a plaque outside of Huntington Gymnasium.

After the most recent points tabulation on March 2, the senior-laden Diabeatings emerged as the leaders. Including all sports to this point in the year – with the exception of ice hockey, free throw shooting and 3-on-3 basketball – the Diabeatings accumulated 223 points. While the team has yet to win a “major” league sport (football, soccer, basketball, volleyball or softball), strong placements in golf, foul shooting and many of the racket sports have made the difference in the standings for the Diabeatings. In addition, the squad is currently in first place in League C Volleyball with a 4-0 record heading into the playoffs.

Despite the Diabeatings’ lead, the points race is still far from over. Placement in volleyball, dodgeball and softball will play a major role in the overall points tabulation, leaving many other intramural teams within reach of the championship.

As of March 2, Delta Upsilon (DU) occupies second place with a 171-point total. The fraternity got off to a great start this year, winning the Division I Football Championship in October. Both DU basketball teams advanced far in the Division I Basketball Tournament, with DU B knocking off the LNA Pound R’s to win the crown.

Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) is only two points out of second place with 169 points. Phi Delt advanced to the Division II Soccer Finals in November and won the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in late February.

Donkey Ranch, the team that Phi Delt lost to in the soccer finals and defeated in three-on-three basketball finals, currently stands in fourth place with 162 points. Alongside Phi Delt and the Diabeatings, Donkey Ranch has been one of the most active intramural sports teams to this point in the year. The senior-dominated squad will likely move up in the next point tabulation after advancing to the Division I Hockey Championship two weeks ago.

Theta Chi and the LNA Pound R’s occupy fifth and sixth place with 151 and 148 points, respectively. Theta Chi won the Division I Soccer Championship in November and looks to be the favorite to win next week’s Division I Volleyball Tournament. The LNA Pound R’s have performed very strongly as of late, winning the Free Throw Competition and advancing to the Division I Basketball Championship.

Last year’s All-Sports Points Champion, the Yo Mets, has somehow managed to stay in the top 10 despite returning only a few of its participants from last year. With 138 points, the seventh-placed Yo Mets are only five points ahead of eighth-placed Beta Theta Pi, which has 133 points, including its Ultimate Frisbee Championship.

Phi Kappa Tau has ridden its consecutive second-place finishes in Division I Football and Soccer into ninth-place with 123 points, while a now-defunct Bishop Don squad rounds out the top 10 of the All-Sports Points Championship Standings with 96 points.