Law School Leads Phoenix Cup Standings

Law School Leads Phoenix Cup Standings
Marsha Nagorsky
Law School Office of Communications
December 30, 2011

The University of Chicago may no longer be known for powerhouse inter-collegiate sports, but students here still thrive on healthy athletic competition. Intramural sports are a major part of student life on campus, especially in the graduate schools. Students compete in nineteen team sports and fourteen invididual sports, including Broomball, Ultimate Frisbee, and Innertube Water Polo. The graduate schools compete for the Phoenix Cup, awarded annually to the graduate program earning the most points in sanctioned intramural activities throughout the academic year (by way of participation and place). In the proud tradition of intramural sports, the Phoenix Cup gives the winning graduate school bragging rights and trash talk fodder for the entire following year. The Law School had long been an active participant in intramural sports. The women’s football team, Apathy, at one point owned a streak of thirteen championships.

Buoyed by team championships in Coed Flag Football, Coed Volleyball (team name “Justice Served”), and Wiffleball, the Law School has topped the Intramural Office’s first 2011-2012 Phoenix Cup standings. The Law School, the graduate program earning the most points in sanctioned intramural activities throughout the 2011 Fall Quarter, currently has 650 points. The Booth School of Business is in second place with 220 points, followed by t