Western Club Sports provide student engagement and development through competitive opportunity.
Club Sports are dedicated to providing students with opportunities to participate in competitive intercollegiate sports—all while fostering leadership, creating lasting friendships, building character, and encouraging involvement on campus and in the Gunnison community.
Western’s Club Sports teams play other colleges and universities around Colorado, Utah, and Montana. Each Club has the opportunity for national competition. Coaching varies by team, but all Club Sports participants can expect to practice around three times per week, with the opportunity to compete in the fall and spring. Practice schedules are built around student availability as best as possible.
The Baseball Team is one of the longest-running teams on Western’s campus. In 2010, the team was ranked eighth in the U.S. and went to the World Series in Johnstown, Pa. While spring may arrive late in Gunnison, our players make the most of it to play. The team competes in NCBA Division II, District VIII. The district members include Denver University, Johnson and Wales University, Colorado College, Fort Lewis College, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Mesa University, CSU-Pueblo, and New Mexico Tech.
Men’s Baseball Staff Information
- Club President: Peter Conklin (email Peter)
The Boxing Club has been a part of Western since 1972. Boxing is a unique opportunity for students to engage in self-defense training, fitness training, and/or high-level competitions. The Club is free this year, but the individual covers any travel and competition. Desire to compete can be met with funding requests from the Club Sports Council.
Open to all gender identities.
Boxing Staff Information
- Club President: Marcus Lucero (email Marcus)
- Head Coach: Tom Barber
The Gunnison Country is a prime location and a natural fit for ice hockey.
The Men’s Ice Hockey team participates in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) at the Division 3 level.
Men’s Ice Hockey Staff Information
- Club President: Jack Griffith (email Jack)
- Head Coach: To be announced
After a few years off the ice, the Women’s Ice Hockey team is back in swing. Women’s Hockey is always searching for new members, both experienced and new.
Women’s Ice Hockey Staff Information
- Club Presidents: Sam Cluff (email Samantha) and Maegan Knight (email Maegan)
- Head Coach: Elizabeth Shaw (email Elizabeth)
With a history that spans more than 35 years, The Men’s Rugby Team is the oldest and most venerable Intercollegiate Club Sport at Western. Men’s Rugby is committed to upholding a tradition of excellence, dedication, and fun. They compete in the Division II college conference under the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union. The team played in the 1998 National Championship.
Rugby Staff Information
The co-rec soccer team is an active club that boasts regular competition during a ten-week season in the fall. This year-round Club starts right away each semester and is always looking for participants.
Open to all gender identities.
Soccer Staff Information
- Club President: Vaughn Hendrickson (email Vaughn)
The Women’s Volleyball Team is a recent addition to Club Sports. Women’s Volleyball aims to promote healthy lifestyles in those who are passionate about the sport and to compete against other universities. The team is always consistently looking for more participants.
Volleyball Staff Information
- Club President: Shea Mullens (email Shea)
Club Sports Council provides operational support for the greater Club Sports Department. The Council works on departmental strategic planning, marketing and media, programming and fundraising coordination, general Club Sports participant engagement, Gunnison community involvement, and youth clinics.
The Council exists to help students who have a general leadership interest, whether that is council management and oversight, coordination, organization, marketing, programming, fundraising, and/or community engagement. This opportunity is not necessarily for experts but rather for those who are interested to try new things and work to accomplish goals.
President: Mady Callis (Women’s Softball)
Vice President of Internal Affairs: Vacant
Vice President of External Affairs: Vacant
Treasurer: Allie Weatherill (Figure Skating)
Secretary: Vaughn Hendrickson (Soccer)
Board of Directors
Director of Marketing and Media: Vacant
Director of Programming and Fundraising:
Director of Community Outreach: Jack Griffith (Men’s Hockey)
Club Sports Photographer: Vacant
The Council is an incredible way for Club Sports participants, Exercise & Sport Science, and Business majors to become involved in managing sports and gain real-world experience. All ambassador positions are open with the intent of filling with potential freshmen members who wish to continue their growth at Western and move up in the Council over the years. Interested students must be willing to meet regularly and come with a passion for sports and sports coordination. If you’re interested, please contact us.
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