Club Sports

Women's rugby team battles stereotypes

Unknown to most of the University, the women’s rugby team has been chipping away at stereotypes. (See also "Club rugby team strives for chemistry") Senior Caitlin Reilly, president of the women’s rugby team, said there is still a stigma when people hear about the sport. “I feel like this is always what happens when you talk about rugby,” Reilly said.

New club squad sees success

When University of Alabama junior Gerard Jones began stunting on the Quad with friends over the summer, he envisioned a casual social setting for those with a cheerleading background to stay connected to the sport. A semester later, this casual gathering has transitioned into a successful competitive group, the Alabama Club Cheer Team. “During the summer, we started the cheer club, which was meant to be strictly social, with people simply talking about cheer, free stunting and watching competitions,” Jones said.

Equestrian team looks to join NCAA

With growing involvement since its founding in 2010, The University of Alabama’s Equestrian Team, which is part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, intends to become a varsity sport next fall. Taylor Templin, president of the equestrian program, said she is proud to call herself a member of the team. “The equestrian program is composed of an extremely passionate group of individuals who work to be the best horsemen and women we can be,” Templin said.

Rugby team aims for nationals

Coming off of a successful, winning season last year, the Alabama men’s rugby team is looking to build on its success and take its team to the next level this season. Alabama is already 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Southeastern conference.

Lacrosse club team looks to rebound from last year

After finishing dead last in the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference Division I last season, the Alabama men’s lacrosse club team has no where to go but up, and the players said they believe their chances are bright this year. “It was not a great season,” senior defensemen and vice president Brandon Pugh said.

Club golf team reaches national championship

Missing the feel of competition and seeing a need for a club golf team at The University of Alabama, sophomores Lee House and Cole Becker decided to start the club in fall 2012 with the help of the Student Recreation Center. ?It provides me with an opportunity to play competitive golf while providing me with great leadership experience and allowing me to meet new people from this University and others across the nation and make new friends,? House, the president of the club, said. House and Becker, the vice president, attended an informational meeting at the rec center, sent in their applications and assembled a team of eight players.

Unified Sports brings inclusive flag football game to Tuscaloosa

Amid all the College GameDay excitement and anticipation for the annual showdown between Nick Saban and Les Miles, there was one sporting contest between the Crimson Tide and the Tigers where the score was among the least important things. Unified Sports, a creation of Special Olympics, hosted a flag football game between special athletes from Tuscaloosa and Baton Rouge, La., Saturday in conjunction with the Crimson Tide?s win over LSU.