MACON, GEORGIA (November 20, 2014) – MERC employees suited up to take part in the intramural flag football season at Mercer University. Competing in the recreational division against students, faculty, and other Mercer staff, the MERC team went undefeated in the regular season, outscoring opponents 72-0.
The MERC team faced a difficult task in the championship game and found themselves trailing their opponents by seven points with time winding down. With two minutes remaining, MERC tied the game and then relied on their defense. After an interception, MERC found the end zone once more as time expired to bring home the gold. The championship MERC team included Matthew Harrison, John Land, Owen Bock, Scott Kim, Sean Amirault, Jason Ward, Will Reed, Paul Fithian, Richard Lammons, Chuck Boulware, and Nick Hatcher.
As an operating unit of Mercer University, MERC provides employees the opportunity to participate in intramural sports on the Macon campus. Previous sports in which MERC has participated include basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, battleship, tennis, and dodgeball. These activities afford employees the opportunity to build camaraderie with team members and to remain engaged with students and faculty.
About Mercer Engineering Research Center
Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.
Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.
To learn more, please visit MERC's website at www.merc-mercer.org.