Outdoor Nation

On Sunday, Oct. 15, the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge came to an end, and once again SUU took its throne as the “Most Outdoorsy School in the Nation”.

The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge ran for nearly a month from Sept. 18 to Oct. 15.

According to oncampuschallenge.org, “The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is a Mother-Nature-meets-March-Madness competition with 100 schools from across the country going head-to-head for four weeks to see who can get the most people outside and active. The school with the most people outdoors wins.”

The Outdoor Center came together with students, faculty and staff to give collect 290,954 points for SUU. T-birds defeated the second place school, Texas Woman’s University, by nearly 100,000 points.

SUU had eight people within the top 20 of the competition with SUU president Scott L. Wyatt coming in seventh place overall.

SUU hosted on-campus events nearly every day including hammocking, climbing clinics and hikes with President Wyatt. SUU also offered numerous trips throughout the challenge to help students gather as many points as possible.

Professors held class outside, allowing students to get points throughout the day and Wyatt hosted an on-campus campout to make one final push to secure the win for SUU.

SUU was pushed to victory by participants who logged events nearly every day of the competition.

Story for Print By
Mitchell Quartz
outside@suunews.com

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