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New student athletics orientation garners great response
The Student Athletics and Recreation Department (SARD) of the Office of Student Affairs held the New Student Athletics Orientation for Fall 2013 in the Sports Complex on September 10. Over 400 students participated.
After welcoming the new students, Dr. Mohamed Helal, Director of the Student Athletics and Recreation Department, gave a brief description of the various sports and fitness programs, available training sessions, and the procedures for joining the sports teams and gaining athletic scholarships. Dr. Munketh Taha, Director of Student Development and Organization, also welcomed the new students.
Three new students, who joined AUS this semester on athletic scholarships, were presented with AUS team jerseys by Dr. Helal and Dr. Taha. The new recruits then enthralled the crowd by demonstrating their technical skill in basketball.
The new students participated in the fun with great enthusiasm and later enrolled for tryouts for the various teams and fitness programs. The students were later given a tour of the sports facilities and the rules were explained.
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, said in her message that she wished the students, in particular the Leopards, a very successful year. She also encouraged the new students to benefit from the athletic environment in the Sports Complex during their free time. Dr. Moza also expressed her happiness in introducing the full athletic scholarship for elite athletes, which will boost the quality of AUS teams and bolster its athletic achievements.