The University of St. Thomas

From the Chapel to the Championship.

Published on: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012


Written by Leah Miller ’15, Political Science and Catholic Studies

When you think of St. Thomas Catholic Studies students you may picture them in the 5:05 Sitzmann mass or tending to the Blessed Sacrament in the Koch adoration chapel. Well now you can add St. Thomas Football Field. On Saturday April 28th Catholic Studies students and friends hit the field for the 7th annual Catholic Studies Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. The temperature was a cool 40 degrees with only a quarter inch of rain according the weather.com but most of the players and fans would attest to below zero temps and at least a foot of angel tears. Contrary to all of the hype surrounding the faculty team they were unable to attend because they didn’t want to get their argyle socks a little wet.

Under the soggy Vatican flag the players opened with prayer, the youthful teams hit the astro-turf with high-fives and just a little bit of trash talk to get the blood pumping. If your team ever had a break there were brats and hamburgers to warm the Frisbee flinger’s fingers. With a disputed champion declared, the faded war paint players went their separate ways to take warm, make that hot, showers. But, at the end of the day, it was yet another great way to meet and socialize with peers through this Catholic Studies sponsored event. A great sense of community was built upon the spirit of competition.

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