Vanderbilt Student Athletes Field Day 2012

Posted Apr 25, 2012

Every year the Vanderbilt Student Athletes Advisory Council (SAAC) sponsors a Field Day for Nashville public school students at the end of the spring semester. Vanderbilt classes ended Monday, and Field Day followed on Tuesday. Whitney D shares these photos of the fun and games.

Last year's annual Vanderbilt Student-Athletes Field Day was rained out, but in 2012, the weather cooperated with a sunny and cool spring morning, perfect for outside fun and games.

This year the guests were 180 third and fourth graders from Westmeade Elementary School. They rotate through stations for a variety of activities led by Vanderbilt student-athletes. Each team is responsible for selecting the activity, usually with a loose relation to their sport, with the emphasis on FUN.

If you'd been one of the lucky students who came to campus, here's how you would have spent the morning.

You would have played Mini-Soccer with the soccer team . . . .

. . . Dribble Relays with the men's basketball team . . .

. . . Tennisball with the tennis teams . . .

. . . Giants, Wizards and Dwarves with the lacrosse team . . .

. . . Kickball with the cross country teams . . .

. . . .Freeze Tag with the track and field team . . .

. . . Spoon Relays with the women's golf team . . .

. . . Bowling with Bean Bags with the bowling team . . .

. . . Water Cup Relays with the swimming and diving team . . .

. . . and, to top it all off, pizza!

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Photos copyright 2012 by Whitney D. for

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