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Intramural Sports and Special Events

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports program offers a variety of leagues and tournaments each quarter. Sports offered annually include flag football, indoor volleyball, softball, basketball, and outdoor soccer. Non-traditional sport leagues and tournaments such as dodgeball, archery tag, and esports may be offered throughout the year.

Intramural Sports are offered in different levels of competition by league type. We offer a range of leagues so everyone can enjoy intramural sports. Players can view statistics and rankings for their teams throughout the season for each sport offered.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni with active memberships are eligible to participate in Intramural Sports. RecWell and Crimson Pass members are not eligible. Intramural Sports does not provide intercollegiate competition or practice time. All games are played between teams from within the University community.

Registration Process

Intramural Sport registration takes place through IMLeagues. If you are creating a team for a sport league or tournament, there may be an additional fee to participate. Use your CWU credentials to log in. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Levels of Competition 

CRIMSON – Recommended for advanced skill level, former athletes, and those seeking more frequent and higher levels of competition; there are no gender requirements to participate

OPEN – Recommended for participants with less experience in the sport; participants will compete once a week in the spirit of recreational activity; there are no gender requirements to participate

COREC – Recommended for participants with mixed experience in the sport; participants will compete once or twice a week with gender equity rules and regulations in place to provide equal opportunity for play

Extramural Tournaments

Extramural sport opportunities for basketball and flag football occur every fall and winter for regional tournaments, where teams and officials to advance their skills to try to earn bids to Nationals.

In Winter 2020, the Crimson championship team 5th Years represented Central Washington University at the NIRSA Region VI Basketball Tournament at Eastern Washington University, along with Tune Squad (men’s open) and Lady Wildcats (women’s open). The 5th Years won the tournament and earned a bid to NIRSA National Basketball. The 5th Years also represented CWU at the NIRSA National Flag Football Tournament for 2019-2020 after winning the Crimson championship in Fall 2019.

Special Events

The Special Events program coordinates several annual events, which are open to all members of the campus community. Annual events hosted by Special Events include the Indoor Ironman Challenge, various 5ks/10ks and other races, and more.

Special Event registration takes place through our portal. Use your CWU credentials to log in, select programs, and special events to find the event that interests you. Special events may require an additional fee to participate.

Contact Us

Intramural Sports & Special Events - Shana Kessler
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA, 98926-7448
Phone: 509.963.3511
E-mail: shana.kessler@cwu.edu