The Washington University club sailing team practices 600 miles from the nearest ocean, but on June 1 and 2 the Bears finished 16th of 18 in the semifinals of the Gill College Sailing Coed National Championships, the premiere collegiate sailing regatta of the season. Held in Newport, R.I., the field featured a vast majority of teams from the quintessential Eastern maritime schools.
The Washington University crew team has achieved national notoriety, and all it took was a few flying fish.
The Midwest may not be known for the traditionally coastal game of water polo, but in the club sports world, Washington University is a hotspot. Ranked No. 1 among Division III club teams, the Bears are in the midst of defending a national title. Wash. U. competed in its first tournament of the season Sept. 15-16 in St. Peters, Mo.
The Washington University men’s club water polo team claimed its first Division III club national championship this past weekend. The Bears traveled to Hamilton College in upstate New York to participate in the tournament. “This year’s team has been very positive and focused,” captain Eric Potter, a senior, said.
While the members of the Washington University women’s volleyball team have their eyes set on another national championship, they’re not the only volleyball players on campus who have high hopes for their future.
The Washington University club squash team will compete for the Collegiate Squash Association Hawthorn Cup in its inaugural season. The cup is awarded to the champion of the “G” division.
In the wake of the women’s golf team’s quick successes, including reaching the NCAA Championship in its second year of existence, junior Zack Cupkovic and freshman Kyle Bank are working with Washington University’s Athletic Department in an effort to transform the club golf team into a varsity program. If successful, Washington University will field a men’s golf team for the first time since 1992, when the sport fell victim to budget cuts.
The Washington University men’s and women’s crew teams placed 21st and 18th, respectively, on the Charles River in Boston, Mass., this past weekend…Finishing in the top half of all teams earned the men’s team an automatic qualifying spot in next year’s regatta.
Who are the Skywalkers? In just one year, this Washington University club basketball team has gone from an idea in the minds of two freshmen to a team competing against some of the best in the region. Team presidents Jake LaMountain and Sam Propis, now sophomores, filled out the paperwork to start a club basketball team last year.
After three one-goal games played at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, last weekend, the men’s club water polo team earned fourth place at the Division III club national championship tournament.