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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.

Fall Registration for all Club Sports teams will open July 15, 2024.

Teams

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 is open to all skill levels. The team competes in NCBA Division II, District VIII. The district members include Denver University, Colorado College, Fort Lewis College, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CSU-Pueblo, and South Dakota School of Mines.

Men’s Baseball Staff Information

Started in Fall of 2023, the Men’s Club Basketball team has become a competitive club who travels to compete against other Club Basketball programs in Colorado and it’s neighboring states. The Club encourages students of all skill levels to reach out and learn more.

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 and skill levels.

Boxing Staff Information

Started in Fall of 2018, The Figure Skating Club practices regularly. The Figure Skating Club continues to search for more members of all skill levels.

Open to all gender identities.

Figure Skating Staff Information

The Men’s Club Ice Hockey Team is an ACHA D3 competitive hockey program. The team competes in between 18 and 24 games per year. While not required, prior playing experience is a plus. The team prides itself on community engagement, allowing student-athletes the opportunity to integrate with the local hockey community and give back to the organizations that support Mountaineers Hockey! The team is always looking to grow. Interested? Reach out to learn more!

Men’s Ice Hockey Staff Information

The Women’s Club Hockey Team is always searching for new members, both experienced and new. Regardless of skill level, the team encourages anyone interested to reach out. If finding gear is an issue, the team has a reserve of extra gear that can be used for new members.

Women’s Ice Hockey Staff Information

The Men’s Lacrosse Club competes in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference of the MCLA. Since restarting in 2021, the Club has become stable and competitive staple of the Club Sports Organization at Western. Each year brings new and exciting growth. The team encourages athletes of all skill levels to reach out and learn more!

Lacrosse Staff Information

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 Small College Division under National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) in the High Peaks Collegiate Rugby Conference.

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

Women’s Club Softball encourages students to pursue an active lifestyle through competitive play opportunities. The Club is open to all skill levels and encourages students to reach out with any interest, regardless of prior playing knowledge!

Women’s Softball Staff Information

Open to all gender identities.

Tennis Staff Information

Women’s Volleyball aims to promote healthy lifestyles in those who are passionate about the sport and to compete against other universities. Club Volleyball competes as a part of the NCVF and the Mountain West Volleyball Conference. The team is always consistently looking for more participants.

Volleyball Staff Information

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.

Interested?

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 student ambassador positions are open with the intent of filling with potential freshmen members who wish to continue their growth at Western and work in sports management. The Club Sports Council consists of 6 total members, 4 student ambassadors, a student treasurer, and the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation – Recreational Sports. Participation in Club Sports is NOT REQUIRED to hold an ambassador position on the Club Sports Council. 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.

Club Sports
clubsports@western.edu
970.943.2377

Registration for the 2024-25 academic year will open July 15, 2024. You will not be able to access the registration portal until that date.

To register for Club Sports, use Fusion Club.
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Current Club members, pay your dues at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/westernclubpay
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