Team Phog Takes Gold in KU Softball's "Rock Chalk Olympics"

Oct. 14, 2009


Members of team Phog won the gold medal during Kansas softball’s inaugural “Rock Chalk Team Olympics” held last Saturday inside the Anshutz Pavillion on the KU campus.

The “Rock Chalk Team Olympics” is an event organized by first-year head softball coach Megan Smith and is designed to encourage competitiveness, team cohesiveness and bonding. The Jayhawk softball team is broken up into four teams- Phog, Crimson Crusade, Wheaties and Warhawks- which compete against each other throughout the year for the opportunity to win challenges and earn points. Last weekend’s Olympics consisted of five different challenges that covered hitting, pitching fielding and running.

Team Phog, which includes seniors Amanda Jobe and Ally Stanton, junior Liz Kocon and freshman Alex Jones, won Saturday’s inaugural Olympics. The Crimson Crusade (senior Alicia Irwin, juniors Allie Clark and Kolby Fesmire and freshmen Marissa Olson and Kendall Patterson) finished close behind to take home the silver.

Not limited to softball skills, the “Rock Chalk Team Olympics” will test the Jayhawks in a variety of areas including community service, academics and in the weight room to name a few. Upcoming Olympic events are a triathalon, pumpkin carving contest and Jayhawk Idol.