Phi Sigs win trophy for IFC All Sports Challenge


Jeremy Wicklund accepts the 2009 IFC All Sports Challenge first place award on behalf of Phi Sigma Kappa.

By David Matz

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) presented the 2009 IFC All Sports Award Monday night at the IFC weekly meeting in the Campus Life Building Room 100. The All Sports Award is a year round competition between IFC chapters in the Recreational Center Intramural Sports tournament.

The three IFC fraternities with the most points at the end of the year are awarded a trophy. Phi Sigma Kappa earned first place for the 2009 season IFC All Sports Challenge.

“This is a huge accomplishment,” said Jeremy Wicklund, senior history major and president of Phi Sigma Kappa. “We are a house full of athletic guys who like to win.”

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Pi Kappa Alpha received second and third place trophies, respectively. Both fraternities said they were disappointed with their performance but looked forward to this year’s competition which has already started.

“We are a little disappointed, we expected to get first place,” said Mike Ford, sophomore finance major and recruitment chair for Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

The fraternity is feeling strong and optimistic for this season and is working hard, said Adam Raslawski, sophomore athletic trainer major.

Senior Utsav Panchal and junior Peter Medina, both corporate communications majors and both members of Pi Kappa Alpha, said it was a really close race between all three houses and they plan to come back this year stronger and better and looking for some redemption. All IFC fraternities are in for a tough year as members of Phi Sigma Kappa are eager to keep the first place title in their house.

“We’re already coming along strong this year,” Wicklund said. “We’re going to try and keep this title as long as possible.”