Photo courtesy of Wolf Pack.
Photo courtesy of Wolf Pack.

BY SAMANTHA ELLIOTT,
Editor in Chief

Ultimate Frisbee has slowly been making its way onto campuses across the nation and is making an appearance on the UM-Dearborn campus.

Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport with generally the same field as a football game. The game entails the same type of forward motion, only with a Frisbee instead of a ball. A simple game to learn, the sport offers both a non-contact atmosphere as well as a competitive environment, appealing to both males and females alike.

Both the Ann Arbor and Flint campuses have ultimate Frisbee teams which represent their respective campuses in college tournaments. However, becoming a varsity sport on the Dearborn campus can be quite challenging.

Uzoma Okeke, a senior who is helping to bring the sport to campus, wanted to start out small. “Because our campus has a higher commute percentage than the other campuses and low involvement percentage in campus life, I felt that intramural would be a great start,” said Okeke.

For now, the athletic committee is looking for interest in the sport becoming a part of campus life. To sign the petition to bring Ultimate Frisbee to UM-Dearborn, stop by the Wolf Pack office on the second floor of the University Center.

“My goal is to create an environment where people can enjoy either watching or playing Ultimate and that one day we can represent our campus at a collegiate level,” Okeke said.