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Club Sports

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.

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The Men’s and Women’s 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 any travel and competition is covered by the individual. Desire to compete can be met with funding requests from the Club Sports Council.

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The Figure Skating Club practices regularly and began competing in the fall 2018 season. Figure Skating continues to search for more members.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Women’s Rugby Team is made up of dedicated ladies focused on playing rugby, being successful and having fun. Women’s Rugby competes during the spring and fall semesters against teams from Colorado and beyond. If you would like to sponsor or contribute to the club please use the contact information below or go to this link and specify “Club Sports Women’s Rugby”. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

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The Men’s Soccer Team is a group dedicated to the sport of soccer. They participate in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Soccer League and have both fall and spring seasons. The club is always looking for more student members.

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The Women’s Club Soccer Team is an active club that boasts regular competition during a ten-week season in the fall. They participate in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Soccer League, which recently added a spring season. This year-round club starts right away each semester and is always looking for participants.

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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.

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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.

Names for the 2018-2019 year are listed. Any position can become an internship, so long as a student can coordinate with their Faculty Advisor.

Executive Board

(stipend-paid positions)

President: Mackenzie Bode (Figure Skating)

Vice President of Internal Affairs: Jakob Faison (Men’s Hockey)

Vice President of External Affairs: Skyeler Smith (Figure Skating)

Treasurer: Weston Newton (Men’s Soccer)

Secretary: Madysen Callis (Women’s Basketball)

Board of Directors

(stipend-paid positions)

Director of Marketing and Media: Aidan Doyle (Men’s Hockey)

Director of Programming and Fundraising: Tanis Kohl (Figure Skating)

Director of Community Outreach: Evgeny Eustace


(volunteer positions)

Advertising: Alexandra Weatherill

Marketing: Shawna Dieckmann

Programming: Nicole Lorance

Fundraising: Pending

Community Service: Kody Shoop

Youth Development: Troy Brown


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 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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Current Club members, pay your dues at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/westernclubpay
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