First Year Feature- Brett Jackson

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Brett Jackson | Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs

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Meet Brett Jackson, the next person in our #FirstYearFeature series. Brett is the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs at the Student Recreation Center.

“We offer 15-20 different leagues and tournaments every semester. We have everything from flag football to ping pong, tennis, dodge-ball, battleship,etc. We want to provide a program that everybody on campus has the opportunity to play in, so this year we divided our program into three series. We have a classic, modern, and flash series of events. Our classic series is some of our team sports. You are locked to one team, your games are officiated, and you play a regular season. Our modern series is more of a social/recreational league. Participants can play on as many teams as they want and are not locked to one roster. There is no play-offs, but it is an extended season. Then we have our flash series and those are our on-day, two-day tournaments. It is a very limited time commitment. Through this we hope to increase the participant experience.” –Brett Jackson


Q:What services does your office have for First Year Students at Texas Tech University?

We offer a complex Intramural Sports program for all TTU students. We strive to offer a variety of leagues and tournaments that each student on campus finds interesting and wants to play. Our teams sports include: Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball, Indoor and Outdoor Soccer, and Basketball. We also offer 1-2 days Individual/Team Tournaments – Battleship, Cornhole, Dodgeball, Golf, Kickball, Racquetball, Spike Ball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate, Video Games. For those students living in the Residence Halls our program is free to participate. Students may participate as much or as little as they wish. We also hire student employees as Sport Officials for our team sports. We ask that individuals have knowledge about the sport they’re interested in officiating but previous officiating experience is not required.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job? 

I enjoy working with the participants of our program. Whether it’s educating a team how to play flag football or train an official about balls and strikes in softball I enjoy seeing them have fun on the fields and courts.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Texas Tech and why?

My favorite thing about Texas Tech is supporting our teams on the athletic fields. My wife and I have been season ticket holders for Football and Baseball for many seasons.

Q: What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is the Rec! It doesn’t matter the time of day or day of week there is always something going on – pick-up basketball, listen to the music from a fitness class, hanging at the Leisure Pool, or watching people climb the Rock Wall. It’s the place to be!

Q: What advice would you give first year students?

One piece of advice I would give to first year students is to get involved on campus. Whether it’s in a student organization, an Intramural team, attending a play or musical find a way to soak up as much of the “college experience” as possible because the next 4 years are going to fly by.

Q: Looking back to your first year, what would you change? What would you do the same? 

I wouldn’t change a thing from my first year on campus as a student at Texas Tech. I got a job on campus, went to football, basketball, and baseball games, met a group of friends that I played Intramurals with and that I still talk to today. I probably should have gone to class a little more than I did but I loved my time at Texas Tech.

Q: What is your favorite place to eat in Lubbock? 

My favorite place to eat in Lubbock….so many options! If I had to choose 1 place I would pick Caprock Café. Good food, cold drinks, and big TV’s.

Q: What are some hobbies you have?

I’m a big sports nut so many of my hobbies include some kind of sport – attending Tech athletic events, playing softball, working in the yard, laying around the house.

Q: What is your favorite Tech Tradition? 

My favorite Tech tradition is Carol of Lights. This is truly unique to Texas Tech. I haven’t heard of any other college or university doing anything like it before. It’s a chance for the university and city of Lubbock to come together to kick off the Christmas season. I enjoy the parade lead by the Saddle Tramps, singing of the carols, and lighting of campus. It’s a beautiful time of the year to be on campus.


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