Thursday, October 20, 2016

Updated Fitness Schedule

Our fitness class schedule has changed due to no one attending classes and instructor injuries. Please see the updated class schedule to determine when you will be in a class next - here. We still have a number of great classes like U-jam, Vinyasa Yoga, Cardio Athletic Kickboxing. To attend a class you can purchase a drop in, punch card or unlimited pass. For more information on the policies and procedures and pass rates - click here.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Malley Bash

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 2nd 9 - midnight for the 8th Malley Bash!

What is the bash - it is a night of dodgeball, 3-point contest, free pizza, t-shirts, raffle prizes and new this year a crafts table! This year's theme is Superheros! (You could probably already tell that).

The EMT's will be hosting the dodgeball portion of the night & this is a GREAT annual fund-raiser for their services on campus - grab some friends and form a team. Each team is only $25.00 and again all proceeds go to the EMT's! E-mail scuems.pr@gmail.com for more information on the dodgeball portion of the evening, and to sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/LyxpI7HIATK4HnEU2 !

Not up for playing dodgeball...there is going to be a crafts table. We will be making shields or masks to run around campus with. In addition there will be food- free pizza......and did we mention the photo booth? Grab your friends and some of the props and pose - all photos will be posted on our Facebook page after the event for you to tag yourself and friends (SCU Campus Recreation). Here is Dino, Alex and Mary Claire testing out some of the prop options this morning 
Does none of that sound right for you? What about the 3-point contest? This will be the night we award the FIRST Intramural Champions for this academic year & their photos will get posted to the Wall of Fame AND they will get this years Intramural Sports Championship shirt! Do you have what it takes? Sign up at the event on Court 1 at 9 p.m. No deposit needed; must be able to play from 9 - midnight or as soon as the event is done.

BAM! We really hope you can make it out for the night - enjoy some pizza with us in the lobby! or just come by to see what all the decorations are....a hint is below! OR come by to grab one of the 250 free-shirts! Before the championship game for dodgeball there will also be a raffle of various campus recreation items; and gift cards (Amazon cards, i-tunes, and Starbucks for example)- must be present to win for the raffle.
 If you have questions let us know at campusrec@scu.edu. We hope to see you on Nov. 2nd.




Friday, October 7, 2016

Alumni Weekend Brings Alumni Games

We are excited to have all the Alumni back on campus this weekend and to be hosting some Alumni events of our own. All events below will be Saturday, October 8 on Bellomy Field.

Men's Lacrosse will play their alumni game at 10:30 a.m.
 Women's lacrosse will host their alumni game at 10:30 a.m.
Men's Rugby A-side 7 team is traveling this weekend so the B-side will take on the alumni at 12:30 p.m. 
Welcome back to campus alumni and enjoy the weekend.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Lifeguards Needed!

Interested in coming to work for Campus Recreation? We have lifeguard openings and want you to come try out! If you are a current Santa Clara University student and you meet all of the qualifications listed below, RSVP in an email to aquatics@scu.edu, fill out this form, and mark your calendars for the swim test on Tuesday, September 20th at 5:30 P.M. We hope to see you there!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Pardon Our Dust!

Campus Recreation has two exciting construction projects happening this summer that will continue through late August. One involves our office suites and the other involves the weight room. We dismantled the office that our Director of Recreation, Janice DeMonsi, previously worked in and are now knocking down the wall between that office room and the room where the vending machines lived. At the end of the construction period, we will have one larger work office where all 14 student coordinators will work next to one another; and the vending machines will be visible from the hallway. As a result of this project, the vending machines will be unavailable until September 2nd

In the weight room, we will have a new desk installed Wednesday, August 3rd. This smaller desk will be located at the entrance of the weight room. Beginning Monday, August 8th the old weight room desk will be removed, and one storage unit as well as the stereo system will be relocated to back wall of the weight room. We will determine what machines and stretching mats will be placed in the new space after all of the construction is complete. We are excited to see how much space we gain and what the potential is. 

Please pardon all of our dust as these two great projects continue over this month! 

Janice DeMonsi's old office
Vending machine room - this wall is being knocked down to
join with Janice DeMonsi's old office to make one big office!


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SCU Intramural Sports Job Openings!

It's that time of year again Broncos! If you are interested in becoming part of the Campus Recreation team, visit our website to apply for available positions for Fall Quarter 2016.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Spotlight: Jessie S.

Meet Jessie S.! Jessie is a rising junior here at Santa Clara University where she is pursuing a major in accounting with a minor in retail studies. However, she is much more than a student to us; Jessie is one of our Camp Coordinators who has been with Campus Recreation since she was a camper herself! Growing up in Los Gatos, Jessie came to SCU for two weeks every summer starting when she was six years old to participate in the Bronco Kidz All Sports Camp. She was a camper for about six years! After she couldn’t be enrolled in the camp as a camper anymore, she joined our CIT program and became a Counselor in Training. She was a CIT for three years through high school, and then when she came to Santa Clara University, she became a coach! After loving her experience as a coach, she pursued and got the job of Camp Coordinator this summer. Out of all her experiences, Jessie has had the most fun in her job as Camp Coordinator; though she appreciates her many years of experience with kids, she prefers to manage the business side of things. Her responsibilities as Coordinator have included managing budget, coordinating teams, organizing excel spreadsheets, lots of computer work, managing CIT’s, and managing parent relations. Her favorite part of the job, however, is being able to do things the way she has always envisioned them. Because she has had so much experience with the Bronco Kidz All Sports Camp, she knows what works and what doesn’t, and it is rewarding for her to be able to make the camp just as successful and fun for the campers as it was for her. When asked about her words of ad vice for her past, current, and future campers, she said, “Always stay involved in what you’re passionate about, you will get results that you are excited for and proud of.” Thanks Jessie for your years of dedication and support! 

Jessie is one of four Campus Rec employees that have all been with us since they were campers! Vince S. has been a camper and is now a coach. Matt S. has been a camper, a CIT, and is now a coach. And Owen O. has been a camper, a CIT, and is now assistant coordinator!

Jessie S. as a CIT for Bronco Kidz All Sports Camp





Monday, June 20, 2016

Campus Recreation History



Did you know that the Leavey Center pool used to be covered by an over-head cover? The bubble was installed in 1975 and provided cover from the sun for swimmers and anyone else enjoying the pool. The cover was then permanently removed approximately in the spring of 1990.


The picture above is from early 1990 before the cover was removed. Note that the pool is not an Olympic-sized pool yet either. In the picture below, one gets a glimpse of what the pool bubble cover looked like from the inside. 


A special thanks to the Department of Archives of Special Collections for providing old The Santa Clara newspapers and photos. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Iron Bronco Finish Line

The Iron Bronco is officially over and the shirts are available for pick-up now in the Malley Center! Pick yours up anytime from now until June 9 at 6 PM. Additionally, to access the list of team and individual finishers, visit our website at scu.edu/recreation

Congratulations to Lexie Smallwood



Lexie Smallwood, president of the equestrian team, won her class at IHSA Nationals that took place from May 5th through May 8th in Lexington, Kentucky at the famous Kentucky Horse Park built for the World Equestrian Games and used to host Olympic trials. She is now the Intermediate Fences National Champion.
In total, there are approximately 6,700 riders who are a part of the IHSA. These riders compete throughout the year to accumulate points and when a rider reaches 35 points they make it through the post season and subsequently move up to the next division which is regionals. The top two from regionals (bay area schools) then move onto zones (all west coast schools), and the top two from zones move onto nationals.
Lexie, after winning her class at zone finals had about a month to train until she left for Kentucky, she worked hard not only practicing for nationals but also to help pay for her extra practice expenses, alongside balancing her classes and homework. Since a horse property is relatively hard to come by in the Bay Area, she has to drive nearly 30 miles south every week for a one hour practice. Most of the competitive teams that she encountered from the East Coast had huge barns on their college campus, with very expensive horses given to them by former alumni and donors. Meanwhile, our equestrian team rely on random amounts that come and go as they get bought and sold, never really being able to form the horse-rider bond that is so paramount to success in this sport. Despite all this, SCU equestrian team finished their last show of the year as Reserve Champions, and Lexie Smallwood won the nationals. We are so proud of Lexie and the rest of the team!!

To read more about Lexie's journey, check out this article in The Santa Clara!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Michael Kelly Classic



The Michael Kelly 3 on 3 Memorial Basketball Tournament honors a dear friend of many of us in Campus Recreation that tragically passed away in 2013. Michael was a proud Bronco in every sense of the word and embodied all that is truly special about this university and community.

We are so thankful for all of those that were able to come out and support this event. We had 9 men's teams and 3 women's teams compete to take home the championship title and raise money for the Michael Kelly Endowed Scholarship. Thank you to all those who volunteered and helped make this event a success.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Janice DeMonsi appointed to NIRSA board!





We are proud to announce that our fearless leader, Janice DeMonsi, has been appointed to serve as the NIRSA board's annual director during the 2016-2017 year. Careful consideration was given to the appointment of this position. Janice was selected for her strong background and commitment to the board. The NIRSA board will greatly benefit from her incredible work ethic and strategic thought process in carrying out this years strategic plan. 


Congrats Janice! We can't wait to see the effects of the amazing insight you will bring to this years board!

To read more about her appointment click here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Employee of the Week: Alberto A (5/1)


Our Employee of the Week is Alberto A. from the weight room. Alberto is from San Diego, CA and is a junior finance and sociology double major. He has been an employee here for about 8  months and is a great addition to our team. Thanks for all your hard work, Alberto!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Wellness Wednesday


Next Wednesday May 4th from 6-8 PM the Peer Health Educators will be back in the Malley Center Lobby for a Wellness Wednesday. Each month the Peer Health Educators come to the Malley Center to share their knowledge of a topic. This week topic is Lupus, join us on May 4 from 6-8 PM @Malley lobby, and spread the wellness around.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Rugby in Argentina!


 
 
 
On March 20, 2016, thirty-two players, two coaches, and Father Paul Mariani arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina to spend their Spring Break week touring, playing, volunteering, and adventuring with the locals. Their week consisted of many admirable and exciting events. On Monday, the team traveled to the local rugby club of Liceo Naval to participate in a practice session with a former Argentinean national player. On Tuesday, the SCUTS traveled to an orphanage located outside the city where they played games with the excited kids and donated clothing from SCU’s very own Bronco Kidz All Sports Camp. Following the trip to the orphanage, the team won their first match 34 to 21 against Cuidad de Buenos Aires. Excited about their first win, the team was given the day off on Wednesday and they opted to further explore the city’s culture and traditions by visiting the local art museums and opera house. Thursday came with their second and final match against Liceo Naval in which our SCUTS lost 24 to 22. Friday, being another day off for the team, was a day for celebrations in the neighborhood of Boca for Good Friday and Easter. On Saturday, the team traveled back to Liceo Naval to watch their men’s team play in the division one of rugby in Argentina. On Sunday, the team accompanied by Father Mariani, attended Easter mass at Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires (the most famous Catholic church in Buenos Aires) before departing to return back home after a long, but worthwhile trip.  Campus Recreation congratulates our SCUTS Men’s Rugby program for their successes in Buenos Aires and wishes them well on their future endeavors. The team was sure to take lots of photos of their trip so check them out!



 
 
 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Jesuit Cup 2016

The Jesuit Cup is being held at Buck Shaw Stadium this weekend!! Be sure to swing by to cheer on the Broncos as they challenge multiple Jesuit universities from around the nation!! For more info visit: http://jesuitcup.com/index.html. Hope to see you all there!!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Courts Closed (weekend of 4/22)

Due to the presidents dinner, the courts will be closed from Friday (4/22) at 6:30 AM- Sunday (4/24) at 12 PM.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Congratulations to Cameron McCarthy!!


The National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) is hosting its 40th national
championship this year in the West, Midwest, and Eastern areas of the United
States. However, this year will mark the third year that women are able to
compete. Santa Clara University’s Cameron McCarthy will be competing in this
year’s championship. Cameron is a junior here at SCU studying Business
Management and Political Science. She began boxing at Santa Clara University on
a whim and fell in love with the sport. She even kept up with the sport while studying
abroad in Argentina. When asked about her experience, she said, “I boxed with a
world champion boxer, Miguel Angel Castellani.  After my program ended I
volunteered with Fight for Peace, in Rio de Janiero, Brazil for three weeks. I
worked in a poor favela, Complexo de Mare, and helped empower girls through
boxing. It was the most incredible experience of my life. I really hope I am able to
go back.” As she is going to be completing her 11th fight this week, Cameron
reminds us that boxing has taught her more about her passions and herself than
anything that she has encountered before. Campus Recreation wishes her luck in
her journey through the championships!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Employee of the week (4/4/16)


Joe has been a Malley employee for almost 4 years now. He is originally from Hawaii and is a Bioengineering major. He has been an incredible asset to the Campus Recreation team and is an extremely hard worker. We are lucky to have had him with us for the past four years and wish him nothing but the best after graduation! Congrats Joe!!

Congrats to Lexie Smallwood!!



Lexie is a junior Biology major that has been the president of the equestrian team for two years now. She competes in the IHSA(intercollegiate horse show association) as a part of the equestrian team. The division she was placed into upon joining the team as a freshman was the Intermediate Fences, the second most advanced division. This placement was based on her high school (and earlier) competition results. Part of the IHSA is a system of advancing through the divisions upon accumulating enough points, based on show results. When a rider reaches 35 points, they are qualified for the post season in that division and subsequently move up to the next (more advanced) division. This year, Lexie "pointed out" of Intermediate fences, which qualified her for regional finals. The top two from regionals (bay area schools) move onto zones (all west coast schools), and the top two from zones move onto nationals! This weekend, Lexie won her class at zone finals which qualified her for nationals in Lexington, KY. Congrats Lexie and good luck at Nationals!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hiring Lifeguards!!

 
Swim Test for NEW lifeguards 
Are you a currently certified lifeguard and a student at SCU? Then we have openings this quarter for you - please complete our application here & attend the swim test this THURSDAY, MARCH 31 at 5:30 p.m. - meet at the bleachers of the pool and bring copies of your certifications. E-mail aquatics@scu.edu for more information. 

Pool Hours This Week


Pool Closed times this week 
Due to the student lifeguards class schedules the pool will be closed 
Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. 
Tuesday we will close at 6:00 p.m. (vs. 8:30 p.m.) 
For the update hours please see our google calendar https://www.scu.edu/recreation/facilities/hours/ - please note that you can ADD any of our calendars into your own google calendars to see updated pool hours or events - just select add calendar in the lower right of the calendar. We will send a new e-mail next Sunday IF we do not have a full schedule for the rest of the quarter. E-mail aquatics@scu.edu if you have any questions. 

Wellness Wednesday


 

NEXT Wednesday (4/6) from 6 - 8 p.m. the Peer Health Educators will be back in the Malley Center Lobby for a Wellness Wednesday. Each month the Peer Health Educators come to the Malley Center to share their knowledge of a topic. Please stop by their table on April 6 from 6-8, to learn more.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Policy Update







Effective Saturday, March 19, the weight room policies have been update. The apparel policy has been changed to: For hygiene and cleanliness: apparel that covers the trunk is now required.



Please see previous e-mails from jdemonis@scu.edu for more details. The new policy is "Apparel needs to cover the trunk". This means that all patrons must wear a top that covers their body completely from the armpits down. Shirts with low hanging armpits will not be allowed. The trunk needs to be covered to collect as much sweat as possible from someone while they work out in the weight room. Individuals sweat from their chest down thus this area needs to be covered. 

To view all our policies see our facilities section of our website - if you are curious about other use policies please visit our website at https://www.scu.edu/recreation/facilities/policies/ and e-mail fitness@scu.edu if you have any questions. 

Iron Bronco


The event of the year is almost here.. Iron Bronco!! Sign-ups begin April 11 and the actual race will take place from April 17-May 1 at midnight. Turn in your form on time at the Malley Center front desk to receive your t-shirt. For questions or more information email campusrec@scu.edu.

Spring Quarter Fitness Schedule!


Our Spring Quarter Fitness Schedule has been finalized. We are so excited for a new quarter and some amazing classes. Check out all that we offer above. Additionally, unlimited fitness passes will be discounted the week of March 28 to $90. Prices will go up to $100 the following week (April 4) and will be prorated every week after that.

All Courts Closed


Due to Admissions Previews Days for prospective students, all courts will be closed starting at 3 PM on Friday April 8. The Courts will reopen by 5 PM Sunday, April 10. Any questions, please see the Malley Center Front Desk or email campusrec@scu.edu.

Bronco Kidz All Sports Camp- Hiring Now!!

 



 
 
Bronco Kidz All Sports Camp - Hiring Staff Now!

Are you looking for a summer job that is fun!  You should consider working for the SCU Bronco Kidz All Sports Camp.  We am looking for Coaches and Admin staff (Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator) to work the Bronco Kidz All Sports Camp. We teach 6-12 year olds how to play various sports (baseball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, ultimate, dodgeball, basketball, football, swimming, and more...)

Check out our website and search around to find out more about the camp: https://www.scu.edu/recreation/camp/staff/

We have mandatory staff training on June 16 & 17 and camp starts June 20 and goes until August 19.

Job Descriptions and an Application are located here.  We hire on a rolling basis, so apply soon if you are interested!  Turn in applications to the Malley Center Front Desk Staff or email camp@scu.edu or me.

Please contact camp@scu.edu if you have any questions.

Intramural Sign-ups!

REGISTRATION DATES

Winter registration is open from Wednesday, March 30, to Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM.
For registration information, click here.

MANDATORY CAPTAIN'S MEETING

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at:
  • Tennis - 6:00 PM
  • Soccer - 6:30 PM
  • Triples Volleyball - 7:00 PM
  • Softball - 7:30 PM
  • 3-on-3 Basketball - 8:00 PM
Sport Entry Divisions Format
3v3 Basketball  Men's, Women's 3 vs 3
Soccer M, W, Co-Rec 9 vs 9
Softball M, W, Co-Rec 10 vs 10
Tennis M, W, M & W Doubles, Co-Rec Doubles Individual, Doubles
3v3 Volleyball Co-Rec 3 vs 3

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tom's of Maine Recycling Brigade

Campus Rec. is now accepting All Natural Care Products and Packaging through the Tom's of Maine recycling program. Bins will be located behind the check in desk in the Malley Center, by the basketball courts. Bring in your items to ensure that they are properly disposed of and recycled. It's an easy step that can help reduce the amount of products we place in the landfill.

Free Fitness Classes




Make your finals week a little happier with free fitness classes! We have a variety of options available at a few separate times. Take a study break and head on over to Malley to get a work out class in for free!

Friday, March 4, 2016

This week in Club Sports 3/5/16

This weekend there are a lot of things happening around campus with club sports. Check out the schedule above to make sure you don't miss a game!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Spring Break Hours


The Malley Center and Sullivan Aquatic Center will have limited hours for spring break. Times are subject to change based off student staff availability. Sullivan Aquatic hours will be posted after the staff meeting on March 6th and are expected to be posted around March 9.

ATTENTION: Winter Quarter Grads

Winter Quarter grads, you will not have access to Malley once Spring Quarter begins. This means you will need to purchase a membership from us for the discounted rate of $80. If you are a student employee working through June, you are clear to access the facility free of charge! To do this, have your supervisor email studentemployment@scu.edu and campusrec@scu.edu.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Join Us for a Focus Group!

Our new website launched in February and we have been working hard to improve it and make it as user friendly as possible. In order to make our website as spectacular as possible, we need your input!! If you are interested, please mark your calendar for either Wednesday, March 30 from 1-2 PM or Friday, April 1 from 11 AM- 12 PM. We will be handing out T-Shirts as a thank you for participating. We can't wait to see you all there and look forward to hearing your feedback!

RSVP for session 1 here: https://docs.google.com/a/scu.edu/forms/d/16ffA6zokzWpxktRWxnXS4ydTqxXd9EWsY2-5HUMVSzE/viewform

RSVP for session 2 here:
https://docs.google.com/a/scu.edu/forms/d/1J_Q8KvRBKRRFAo3FEN3DNl7zMqa1JAMM2NOAB3cnuyc/viewform

Friday, February 26, 2016

Policy Reminder

If you are bringing in a guest, be sure that they have their ID with them. Photo ID is required to verify age and make sure that all information is correctly in the system. Additionally, only guests over the age of 18 are allowed in the facility.

Proud of our student employees!


We are so proud of our operations assistant, Rissa, who was highlighted this week for her work with the graduate engineering program! We love seeing what our employees do outside the office