Most students on campus, if asked about women’s volleyball, will
probably be able to tell you that the team went to the NCAA
tournament before losing to No. 3 Florida in the Sweet 16. But ask
them about the women’s club volleyball team and you’ll most likely
be met with a blank stare.
Yes, Colorado State does have a women’s club volleyball team and
its members have had some serious success over the past years. In
April, for example, CSU made another appearance at the NIRSA
Collegiate Volleyball Sport Club Championships – a streak dating
back to the early ’90s – and had a good showing before falling to
eventual runner-up Missouri. CSU returns nine players from that
team and is looking to make another run to the championships this
It could be an exciting spring for this year’s team as the women
take to the courts and try to defend the Regional Title they won
last year in Las Vegas.
On the other side of the spectrum, the men have their own club
volleyball team, which has reached the club championships several
times, holding a streak similar to the women’s team in consecutive
tournaments reached. The men’s team will kick off the second half
of their season Feb. 9 in the Desert Thunder Tournament in
A game designed to incorporate Frisbee into a football and
soccer style of play, Ultimate has become an increasingly popular
game among college students since 1975. The CSU club team Hibida
won every game at the Big Sky College Warm Up tournament, going
7-0. Both Hibida and the CSU women’s team Hell’s Belles will
continue their seasons in mid-February.
Everybody knows that hockey has some of the toughest players in
the world, but would they be as good as they are if the puck they
used weighed three pounds, and the game was played completely
underwater? Probably not.
CSU’s upstart club underwater hockey team plays a game that is a
cross between hockey and water polo. This game, like Ultimate
Frisbee, is quickly becoming a favorite among college students.
Those students familiar with the Great Outdoor Games on ESPN2
might want to go check out the CSU club logging team. This team
competes in skill competitions at an intercollegiate level with
schools like Oregon State, the University of Washington and
Humboldt State. From the Boom Run (running across logs in water for
points), to the Axe Throw, the CSU logging team should be fun to
watch this year.
Whether it’s watching classic sports like volleyball, more
recently developed sports like ultimate Frisbee and underwater
hockey or something completely different like a Boom Run, club
sports offer students a variety of sports in which they can watch
their fellow, athletically-gifted CSU students compete against
other schools from around the nation.