Browse Exhibits (17 total)
This exhibit discusses the relationship between Greek Life and Intramurals participation.
The popularity of both intramural sports and Greek life on Trinity’s campus dates all the way back to the 1980s when both Greek life and intramurals were at their prime. This exhibit explores how intramural sports played a huge role in the development of Greek life at Trinity University from 1980-1989.
1972 National Champion Tennis Team
Of Ronald Calgaard women’s volleyball coach Julie Jenkins said, “Most people who have been here as long as I have…would also say that he had the biggest influence on this university, period (2019).” Tennis was most often associated with Trinity sports in the 1970s. Current students will be quick to mention that Trinity no longer offers tennis athletic scholarships, makes use of its many tennis courts, or boasts a Division 1 tennis team. The catalyst for these changes was former Trinity President Ronald Calgaard. His policies created a lot of controversy among students, faculty, alumni, and administration. While Calgaard’s interpretation of ‘liberal arts’ seemed to come at a cost to athletics, his new vision for Trinity ultimately proved beneficial to the importance and popularity of sports from 1985 - 1995.
This report analyzes the 1989 football season at Trinity University, and reasons for the lack of success. I interview two individuals who were members of the team during the season. The report also looks into the troubling reality of CTE, and the effect that it has had on members of the team.