Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University student-athletes
recently gathered to celebrate the start of a new year as the FSU
Athletics Department held a social night last Tuesday (Aug. 31) at
CK's Place located south of campus.
The evening activities included a seminar orientation meeting for selected teams along with a bean bag toss tournament that included student-athletes from all of FSU's 15 varsity athletics programs.
The event, which was organized and ran by FSU Associate Athletics Director Jon Coles, started off indoors with a seminar conducted by various staff members. It covered a variety of topics, including compliance, academic requirements, introductions and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee initiatives.
Interim Athletics Director Keri Becker reviewed NCAA compliance issues as student-athletes filled out pertinent documents. Additionally, head trainer Dave Lucey spoke about medical-related information and training room regulations. FSU Faculty Athletics Representative Terry Nerbonne was also on hand and discussed his role and the assistance he provides in regards to educational issues.
Following the short seminar, the event moved outside for food, music, lawn games and a meet & greet with other teams. The first annual "Bulldog Bags" bean bag toss tourney was held and featuerd student-athletes from various teams paired up together for the event. Dinner was provided by CK's Place, which is owned by local businessman Colin Kelly.
A large number of FSU head coaches and staff members were also on hand for the evening activities.
Two teams were officially crowned as co-champions as the "Beauties" team and Team "Domination" met in the finals, which took place after dark.
The "Beauties" team consisted of FSU hockey players Mike Embach, Chad Billins and Scott Wietecha along with women's soccer player Carlee Boyle.
Meanwhile, members of Team "Domination" were football player Jordan Morgan, women's basketball player Kylie Muntz, men's basketball player Tyler Dwyer and Lainee Clay of the FSU softball squad.
Please visit the links below for photos from the evening activities:
(All photos courtesy of Rob Bentley, FSU Athletics Communications)
Athletics Social & Bean Bag Tourney Photos - Part 1
Athletics Social & Bean Bag Tourney Photos - Part 2