OUS site of Quick Recall tourney
IRONTON — It was a chance to show off the depth and breadth of their knowledge as college students from Kentucky gathered at Ohio University Southern Campus for the Kentucky Collegiate Quick Recall League Tournament.
OUS, playing host for the Saturday competition, is the only Ohio team in the Kentucky League that is made up of seven members in Division I, open to juniors and seniors, and 10 members in Division II, open to freshmen and sophomores.
Lorie Maltby is currently treasurer of the league and coach at Henderson Community College. She has seen participation in the contests providing many opportunities for students, including widening their horizons as far as academic accomplishments.
“It creates a sense of team work and lasting friendships,” Maltby said. “It gives them access to faculty. They have a sense that they can connect with faculty members.”
She has even seen disadvantaged students getting to see larger colleges change their goals and get four-year degrees.
Right now, OUS is in third place in the league following University of Louisville in first place and Georgetown College in second.
Playing moderators for the various competitions were Rick Mayne, Bob Smith, Bos Johnson and Ernie G. Anderson.
Katie Chambers, representing Murray State University, got involved with quick recall competition two years ago and practices with the team once a week.
“I like hanging out with the team and the traveling is fun,” Chambers said.
Robert Maynard is a senior at OUS studying for a registered nurse-bachelor of science nursing degree. He has been involved with quick recall competitions since his years at South Point High School, where he graduated.
“I just love the competition,” he said. “It promotes scholarship where most activities promote sports.”
Anyone interested in joining the OUS team can come to the weekly practices Fridays at 4:30 p.m. at the Ohio Room on the campus.