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December 11, 2008

ULM intramural flag football team advances to national championship tourney in New Orleans Dec. 28-31

The University of Louisiana at Monroe intramural flag football team, considered one of the top teams in America, will travel to New Orleans Dec. 28-31 to compete in the 2008 Slingbox American Collegiate Intramural Sports Football National Championships, the largest collegiate football program in the nation. More than 1,500 students from over 100 colleges and universities from around the country are expected to participate.

The ULM team, also known as WTF, earned their trip to the national championship competition by winning at the regional championship tournament held in November at the University of West Florida. The team includes: Eric Edwards, Jr., Nicole Schaferkatten, Jeremiah Burton, Ashley Register, April O’Neal, Kalynn Oswalt, Shawn Baham, Jeremy Robinson, Jordan Payne, Kelsie King, and Tanisha Everett.

The national championships are the culmination of a program that began with 200 schools hosting on-campus Slingbox ACIS Football leagues throughout the fall semester. Ultimately, over 250,000 ACIS Football participants competed in over 100,000 games.

Fox College Sports will air a 30-minute television highlight show featuring action from the tournament and personal video diaries with some of the team’s road trip and highlights of the group’s experiences in New Orleans.

More about ACIS:
ACIS is the series of campus, regional and national tournaments that provide college student athletes with the opportunity to compete in high quality, nationally promoted intramural and extramural events.

ACIS sponsorship programs enhance the student experience and generate increased recreational sports participation by providing valuable contests, giveaways and events on more then 200 campuses throughout the United States. Sponsors include: Slingbox, Philips Norelco, Xbox 360, Ball Park, Sports Beans, Gold Bond, Twinlab and Nike.

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