Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs

CRIMP Director Cliff Bobbitt assists a student

The Methodist University department of Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs (CRIMP) provides structured and unstructured leisure time for students. The activities offered provide students with a variety of opportunities to meet people and support them in learning skills that will contribute to their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development. CRIMP is also responsible for operating the Nimocks Fitness Center and maintaining various other athletic and recreational facilities and areas on-campus.

Our Mission

Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs aspires to enhance the university experience through leisure activities. CRIMP is committed to cultivating a healthy social environment through student-driven programs including fitness, sports, games, wellness, and outdoor adventures. The mission of CRIMP is to create an inclusive, fun environment and to provide programs and services that enrich the mind, body, and spirit and promote personal growth.

Nimocks Fitness Center

The Nimocks Fitness Center contains a full line of cardio equipment, such as treadmills, striders, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, and spinning bikes, along with weight machines and an indoor track. This facility has a multi-purpose gym available for basketball, volleyball, and other indoor activities. Access to the Nimocks Fitness Center requires a current MU ID card. Any reservations to use this space must be scheduled through the Campus Recreation office.

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Intramural Sports & Recreational Activities

Intramural Sports provide a unique opportunity for students to participate in a competitive, intra-campus environment that is primarily focused on having fun. Students who play intramural sports will be able to make social contacts and develop friendships while also improving their physical and mental health.

Seasonal athletics and one-day tournaments are offered year-round to appeal to a diverse campus population; an extensive variety of sports and games are offered. Seasonal leagues include flag football, 3v3 and 5v5 basketball, indoor volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer, and ultimate frisbee. One-day activities include badminton, sand volleyball, kickball, dodgeball, softball, cornhole, Kan Jam, and more.

Group Exercise

CRIMP is currently working to offer a variety of free group fitness classes to the Methodist community. At this time, the only class being offered is a Full Body Bootcamp.

  • Sweat! with Sam – Tuesdays at 5:30PM

Outdoor Adventures

The CRIMP Outdoor Adventures program is committed to providing students with extracurricular activities both on- and off-campus. This program offers a variety of pursuits and trips throughout the year. Some activities we hope to offer this year are listed below:

  • kayaking
  • whitewater rafting
  • skiing/snowboarding/tubing
  • rock climbing
  • roller/ice skating
  • amusement parks
  • team-building

Coach Sink Field

CRIMP manages a recreational area, “Coach Sink Field,” located on Robert Johnson Drive (right across the street from the William F. Bethune Visual Arts Center). This multi-purpose field is used for intramural activities and club sports. Coach Sink Field is available during the summer to other groups and agencies under certain conditions. Any reservations to use this space must be scheduled through the Campus Recreation office.


Campus Recreation & Intramural Program Full-Time Staff

Cynthia Lally

Cynthia Lally, M.S.

Director, Campus Recreation & Intramurals
(910) 630-7161
Nimocks Fitness Center
Cynthia Lally
Cynthia Lally, M.S.

Director, Campus Recreation & Intramurals

B.A., Rider University; M.S., Northeastern University

Bio:

A New Jersey native, Cynthia began her career in 2010 as an Intramural Official while obtaining her undergraduate degree at Rider University. In 2014, she joined Methodist University’s Student Affairs division as a Recreation Technician. After finishing her master’s in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University, she became the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness at Bellarmine University in 2018.

In 2021, Cynthia returned to Methodist as the Director of Campus Recreation. She was elected to serve as the current NIRSA Region II Kentucky State Leader in 2020 and is an accredited Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP) as well as being a member of the NIRSA National Championship Series Flag Football Work Team committee. Cynthia’s passion for sports also extends to her personal life, in which she plays semi-pro women’s tackle football for the 2021 DIII National Champions, Derby City Dynamite, in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA).

(910) 630-7161
Nimocks Fitness Center
Hannah Key

Hannah Key, B.S.

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation & Student Involvement Center
Berns/Nimocks
Hannah Key
Hannah Key, B.S.

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation & Student Involvement Center

B.S., Methodist University

Berns/Nimocks
Tazz Petty

Tazz Petty, B.S.

Recreational Technician
(910) 630-7440
Nimocks Fitness Center
Tazz Petty
Tazz Petty, B.S.

Recreational Technician

B.S., Methodist University

Bio:

A former Methodist track and field standout, he joined the track & field coaching staff in the 2011-12 season as a volunteer assistant. Petty competed with the Monarchs from 2005-09 earning six Mason Dixon Conference Championships during his tenure.

Petty qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2008 and 2009 and finished as a five-time All-American. He placed in the top eight twice in the 55 meters indoor and twice in the 100 meters outdoor while adding All-American honors in the 4x100 meter relay as well. He currently holds school records in the 55 meters (6.34) and 60 meters (6.80) and was a part of the school record relay teams in the 4x100 and 4x200. His school record time in the 60 meters also ranks 10th in Division III history all-time.

Since wrapping up his career at Methodist, Petty has continued to compete in track and field meets in recent years. He qualified for the 2012 USA Indoor Championships and advanced to the semifinals of the 60 meters with a 6.73 seconds preliminary time. Petty currently boasts personal bests of 6.21 in the 55 and 6.73 in the 60 along with a 10.33 in the 100 meters.

 

(910) 630-7440
Nimocks Fitness Center