Header image for CCI Students participate in FSUltimate and attend USA Ultimate College Championship

CCI Students participate in FSUltimate and attend USA Ultimate College Championship

What’s cooler than being a CCI student? Being a CCI student who plays Ultimate Frisbee for FSU.

On May 22 -25, CCI students Christopher LaRocque, Bobby Paterson, Lisa Fitton and Carolina Gonzalez-Llanos muscled through the grounds of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in pursuit of the USA Ultimate D-I College Championships title with FSUltimate’s A Teams.

FSUltimate was founded to bring the Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Clubs at FSU under one name. Together they bring fun Ultimate events, community service, and pride to the FSU Ultimate community while competing against other colleges at a high level. Both Men’s and Women’s teams have an “A Team” and a “B Team”, similar to varsity and junior varsity, respectively. The Men’s club also has a “C Team” for beginner’s who can’t commit to competitions and a rigid schedule.

The Men’s A Team finished in a 3rd place tie with University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Women’s A Team finished in a 9th place tie with Ohio State, Texas and University of Victoria (British Columbia).

Both Men’s and Women’s Clubs have coined their own separate names–where the Women’s club refers to themselves as “Sladies”, representing Seminole Ladies, and  the Men’s club refers to themselves as “DUFs”, an acronym for “Demented Ultimate Freaks”. The Men’s club is categorized by DUF (A Team), DUF Lite (B Team) and DUF Ultra (C Team).

Carolina Gonzalez-Llanos, former intern at NBC Universal, Hard Rock International, Sochi Olympics 2016, Golf Channel- Golf Now and IMC graduate student, is part of the A Team on the Sladies. “Our team this past year consisted of 20 girls. We have a B team with about 24 rostered players as well which allowed us to have a more condensed, deep roster,” she said.

Lisa Fitton, doctoral student in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, participated with the Seminole Ladies at nationals.

Bobby Patterson and Christopher LaRocque, both IT undergraduates, play for DUF (A Team) and serve pivotal roles on campus. LaRocque serves as Vice President of the Men’s Ultimate Club and assists in Web Development for the Oglesby Union. Patterson contributes to the @LeadershipatFSU Twitter account from his personal account, @rcp811, helping inspire and connect like-minded students through leadership initiative. He is also a Student Ambassador at the Florida IT Career Alliance, a collaboration between FSU, FAMU and TCC to promote STEM in North Florida for regional K-12, high school and college students.

“We’ve played Oregon, the University of North Carolina, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Maryland, the University of Illinois, and Texas A&M. I have been playing for 5 years now, and Bobby, a little less than 4 years,” Christopher said.

FSUltimate was awarded “2011 Sport Club of the Year – Women’s Ultimate” and “2012 Sport Club of the Year – Men’s Ultimate”.

To view the complete results from the USA Ultimate College Championship, click here. To learn more about undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Communication and Information, click here.