WIU Disc Golf Team rocks the Hippodrome!

WIU disc golf teamCongratulations to the WIU Disc Golf team, which took third place in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships over the weekend (April 15-18) held at the awesomely-named Hippodrome Disc Golf Course in North Augusta, SC. (Yes, you read that right. Hippodrome.)

The WIU Disc Golf team, which is one of Campus Recreation’s sports clubs, was third out of 26 teams from colleges and universities across the country who competed at the 4th annual collegiate championships. The WIU team was also crowned the National Collegiate Doubles Champions based on their team total best in the tournament’s three doubles rounds.

Click here to see WIU listed in the rankings of the the nation’s most outstanding disc golf teams.

See pictures of the team and the tournament here.

And stay tuned–bookmark or subscribe to this blog!–for an upcoming interview with Kenny Glassman, team captain (coming soon).

Did you know we’ve got a world-ranked disc golfer among our ranks?

photo credit: Macomb Journal

photo credit: Macomb Journal

…or even that there’s an international competition for ‘frolf‘?

That’s the story in the local news!

The McDonough County Voice, the daily newspaper serving the home city of Western Illinois University’s main campus, recently featured biology graduate student Kenny Glassman, who took ninth place in the Advanced Male division in the World Disc Golf Championship in Kansas City, Mo., over the summer. Read the full story here!

Glassman, who came to WIU from Gurnee, IL, started playing the game when he was a junior at Warren Township High School.

Learn more about Western’s biology programs–and the countless recreational options our students enjoy.

Kudos to Kenny.