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Volume 75 | Issue 4
July 2007

Leisure Activities Update

Clay Targets Championship

In early April, ACUI held its 39th annual Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The event drew 252 students from 33 schools, and according to Michelle Smith, ACUI educational program coordinator, a buzz for next year’s event has started and teams are already beginning to form.

"Sponsorship for this event continues to be strong and allows this program to keep the cost of participation low," Smith said. The event sponsors included National Shooting Sports Foundation, Winchester, National Rifle Association, USA Shooting, National Sporting Clays Association, and National Skeet Shooting Association. ESPN U will air tournament coverage in the coming months.

The winners from each category were:

International Trap National Championships 

Men’s: Brazos Lackey, Texas A&M University

Women’s: Mimi Wilfong, Texas A&M University

Team: Texas A&M University

International Skeet National Championships 

Men’s: Wesley (Hunter) Wise, Blinn College–Bryan

Women’s: Haley Dunn, University of Missouri–Columbia

Team: Lindenwood University

American Trap National Championships 

Men’s: Stephen Guerrero, Colorado State University

Women’s: Haley Dunn, University Missouri–Columbia

Team: Colorado State University

American Skeet National Championships 

Men’s: Ryan DaRosa, Purdue University

Women’s: Haley Dunn, University of Missouri–Columbia

Team: University of Missouri–Columbia

Five Stand Sporting Clays National Championships 

Men’s: Travis Mears, Lindenwood University

Women’s: Jenna Mclean, Lindenwood University

Team: Lindenwood University

High Overall National Championships

Men’s National Champion: Brazos Lackey, Texas A&M University

Women’s National Champion: Haley Dunn, University of Missouri–Columbia

Team National Champions: Lindenwood University, Coach Joe Steenberger


Minnesota Gophers win College Bowl Championship

The University of Minnesota claimed its sixth College Bowl Championship during the 2007 tournament by defeating the University of Southern California 330-295 in the final match. The Golden Gophers joined 15 other teams at the College Bowl National Championship hosted by the University of Southern California.

College Bowl is a question-and-answer game of general knowledge and quick recall in topic areas such as history, science, literature, and current events. The College Bowl tournament is produced in conjunction with the College Bowl Company, a partner of ACUI since 1976.

Table Tennis Tournament

The Ohio State University was host for this year’s ACUI International Table Tennis Tournament, March 29–April 1. ACUI had 84 participants for the singles competition and partnered with National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) for the doubles. The sponsors for this event were NCTTA and Newgy.

The winners from each category were:

Men’s Singles 

1. Mark Hazinski, Texas Wesleyan University

2. Adam Hugh, Princeton University

Women’s Singles

1. Jasna Reed, Texas Wesleyan University

2. Ines Perhoc, Texas Wesleyan University

Mixed Doubles

1. Mark Hazinski and Jasna Reed, Texas Wesleyan University

2. Carlos Chiu and Ines Perhoc, Texas Wesleyan University

Women’s Doubles

1. Jasna Reed and Ines Perhoc, Texas Wesleyan University

2. Atha Fong and Whitney Ping, Stanford University

Men’s Doubles

1. Mark Hazinski and Ludovic Gombos, Texas Wesleyan University

2. Carlos Chiu and Dinko Kranjac, Texas Wesleyan University


Billiards 9-Ball Championship

The ACUI 9-Ball Championship is scheduled for July 10–13 at Minnesota State University–Mankato. A field of 64 students will be filled by qualifiers from 13 regions and two independent tournaments.

"Partnership with the Billiards Education Foundation (BEF) continues to be strong and will allow future success of the ACUI portion of the tournament as the BEF refocuses on the younger pool player with a new executive director," Smith said.


Poetry Slam

Eastern Michigan University was home to ACUI’s seventh annual College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, on April 5–7. This year’s tournament brought over 20 teams from across the United States.

The results of the tournament were:

1st: University of Pennsylvania

2nd: University of New Mexico

3rd: University of Michigan

In addition to those competing, the audience also enojoyed featured poets such as Shihan the Poet, who has performed in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and overseas.



ACUI regional leisure-time activities coordinators are now being appointed. Leisure Activities Program Team Chairperson Betsy Sundholm, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, has started webinar-style training for the 2008 events. The majority of the regional events for 2008 will occur Feb. 22–24, coinciding with College Bowl. For more information about ACUI’s leisure activities, please visit www.acui.org/student/programs or contact Sundholm at sundholm@umich.edu.