Getting involved in clubs and activities is one way to make new friends and stay connected to things happening at and around Pittsburg State.
PSU offers several club sports for those interested in playing for fun or for playing competitively. The club sports offered include Club Baseball, Club Golf, Cricket Club, Futbol (Soccer) Club, Men’s Rugby Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Women’s Volleyball Club, and Women’s Rugby Club.
Club Baseball’s first competition is the Intra-squad Competition on Saturday, September 7 at Jaycee Ballpark. The Club Baseball Twitter page (@PSUClubBaseball) has a form for students who are interested in joining to fill out. Students can also go through the Rec Center. Last season, Club Baseball was the 2019 National Champions.
The Pitt State Club Golf team is a part of the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA). They compete in three tournaments per semester to quality for a spot in the national tournament. Last season, Club Golf made it to the national tournament for the first time and placed third overall.
The Men’s Rugby club has already started their season. Their next match is on Saturday, September 14 at John Brown University.
Women’s Rugby started practicing the first week of school. They do not host any sort of tryouts, but they accept new players all throughout the year. Their first tournament is on Thursday, September 12 in Springfield against John Brown University.
Women’s Rugby President and sophomore biology major Mauresa Caire is looking forward to the upcoming season.
“I am looking forward to watching our team continue to grow and progress,” Caire said. “I’m definitely excited to see all the new members that we find this semester. We’re a developing team… I think we’re not an official sport of Pitt State, but we definitely still take it seriously and you get as much as you put in. So, the more you practice the better it will show on the field.”
According to Caire, students do not have to be athletic to join the Women’s Rugby Club.
“… We’re welcoming to anyone and everyone who would like to play,” Caire said. “One of my like favorite things about rugby is the fact that… there is no specific athlete type per say. We are looking for like all ranges of athletic capability, you don’t even have to be that athletic to play. All shapes and sizes are welcome.”
Women’s Volleyball has not yet scheduled a first match, but for those interested in joining there is an information meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Student Rec Center. Open tryouts will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8 at noon.
Many club sports participate in tournaments or have friendly matches with other universities
throughout the region and the country.
For more information about specific club sports, follow their Twitter and Facebook pages or contact them through Gorilla Engage.