They are the Wash. U. figure skating team, one of the University’s 40 sport clubs. And the next time they lace up, it won’t be from the usual 3:50 to 4:50 p.m. at Creve Coeur Ice Arena. No, this time, they’ll spend the weekend at the University of Denver competing in the United States Figure Skating Association Intercollegiate Championships in Colorado.
Washington University’s club water polo team has won four consecutive national championships.
Just about every day of the week, groups of two to four Wash. U. students pile into their cars and head west on I-64, because Baskin Farms is also the home of the Wash. U. equestrian club.
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.