Earlier this fall, when members of Florida State's chapter of Beta Theta Pi organized a sorority flag football event to raise money for United Way of the Big Bend, they had little idea that in addition to supporting a great cause, they'd be bearing witness to an incredible highlight.
The finals of the tournament pitted Delta Gamma against Zeta Tau Alpha.
Delta Gamma sorority member Michelle Roque, a former high school soccer player
and flag football quarterback
at North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek, Fla.)
, was sensational at the helm for Delta Gamma.
On one particular play, Roque dazzled onlookers with a run that looked better suited for Doak Stadium on Saturdays rather than recreational fields on a Thursday night.
Roque faced a blitz, and in the process of avoiding the first would-be tackler, she weaved through three other defenders with consecutive jukes. Her piece-de-resistance was her downfield spin move to shake off the final opponent in her way.
Roque's sorority was victorious, and the Beta Theta Pi fundraiser was a success, helping raise approximately $2,000.
Flag football is very popular among Florida high schools. In the 2012-13 school year, over 5,000 girls participated, according to data from the National Federation of State High School Associations, a number that represents nearly 75 percent of all female flag football players around the country.