During my visit to Cornell as a junior in high school, I attended a Q-and-A session with other prospective students. While most of the questions were in the typical mold that you would expect to hear (What’s the core curriculum? Are the students really competitive?), one girl asked, “Can the students playing intramurals use the same fields as the varsity athletes?” At the time, I thought this was the most ridiculous question that anyone could have asked. “Who cares about intramural fields? I’m here for the academics,” I thought at the time.