My name is Alexia Thomas, and I am a freshman Biomedical engineering student. As a freshman, I have blessed to be able to play on the volleyball team, live on a great floor with amazing girls and participate in many of the activities that LeTourneau has to offer.
Playing a sport at LeTourneau is an experience that I wish every student could enjoy. Last semester, I played on the Lady Jackets Volleyball team. We traveled nearly every weekend to play games and participate in various tournaments. It was such a fun experience to bond with the girls on the team as well as compete against other volleyball teams, which brought our team closer together. Playing a varsity sport is not the only way to get involved with sports on campus.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in intramural sports. The most popular intramural sports on campus are ultimate Frisbee and Flag Football. What’s fun about intramural sports is that students play on teams with people on their floor! Playing an intramural sport is a great way to bond with people on floor and compete against other floors.
If students do not see themselves as a very experienced athlete, it is okay because there are different levels of competition within intramurals. There is a place for everyone in intramurals! If students aren’t interested in athletics at all, there is always the option of getting involved in music or other opportunities on campus. About twice a semester, we have acoustic cafés. The acoustic café is put on so that students can perform amongst their peers—whether it be singing or playing an instrument. Students can play with a band or play alone—it is totally up to what they are comfortable with! These acoustic cafés provide a nice and relaxing atmosphere for students to socialize and enjoy the talents of fellow students.
What is unique about LeTourneau is how close professors are with their students. I have been blessed to be able to go to a couple of professors’ houses while I have been here. Professors are welcoming and are here for the students. They are here to give students an experience that kids cannot find anywhere else. I am particularly thankful for teachers inviting students over where there are not meals being served on Sundays. That is an opportunity that students will not find at very many schools. Going over to their houses is not only a time for free food, but it is also a time to fellowship with other students and with the professor. It is quite humbling for students to see that professors live normal lives just as everyone else does. I could not be more thankful for all of the opportunities that LeTourneau has to offer and feel blessed to be at this school!