As part of SUU’s “Walk with a Leader” series; head coaches, athletic department staff, athletes and even Thor walked through campus to earn points in the school’s Outdoor Nation Challenge.
The Outdoor Nation contest for “Most Outdoorsy School in the Nation” is in full force and the SUU community does not show signs of slowing down. In an effort to not only rack up points on the app, but to also allow students a chance to get to know coaches on campus, the Presidential Ambassadors put on this weekly activity.
On Oct. 4, students will have a chance to walk with the Leavitt Center and Mary Bennett while being encouraged to ask questions. The following and final week will be a walk with the art department on Oct. 11.
SUU Football Head Coach Demario Warren spoke about the impact he and his team have on campus as leaders during the walk. “I think it’s very important for us to carry ourselves in the right way and exude that throughout our show on the field and off the field as well,” Warren said.
Meanwhile, Interim Athletic Director Debbie Corum attested to her staff’s dedication to the university as a whole.
“I think the fact that we as a community show up to these events speaks a lot to the collective vision of not only our department but the unity across campus,” Corum said.
Show up they did. Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Amie Tukuafu said that Wednesday’s crowd was “over double” the amount the previous Wednesday drew.
SUU currently leads the Division 1 competition by almost 75,000 points with plenty of time remaining to extend their lead. The Outdoor Nation Challenge will continue through Oct. 15 and students are encouraged to participate through the Outdoor App available for download on both Google Play and the App Store.
Colton Gordon for SUU News
Featured Photo Courtesy of Ali C. on the Outdoor Nation Challenge