Club Sports

Alabama water ski team finishes 3rd at nationals

Days before Matthew Oglesby was scheduled to take off for California to compete in the slalom at Collegiate Nationals for The University of Alabama water ski club, he learned he would also have to compete in the tricks event after a teammate was suddenly unable to make the competition. “I hadn’t ridden my trick ski in about a year, and so I had to go out late, late the night before we were going to leave to ride my trick ski,” freshman Oglesby said.

Quidditch on the Quad becomes intramural sport

In the past, Quidditch on the Quad has brought the student population together and allowed Harry Potter fans and muggles a chance to live in their favorite fantasy world through the sport of Quidditch. Quidditch on the Quad at The University of Alabama has been growing in popularity and this year is sure to not disappoint fans and athletes.

Alabama Triathlete Club tests members physically and mentally

The Alabama Triathlete Club, a club sport at the University, welcomes athletes of all levels of expertise to push themselves physically and create new relationships within the club itself. Vice President Taylor Wood, a junior majoring in economics, and President Ingram Crosson, a senior majoring in Spanish, both said the triathlete club is a place of helping, learning and training. ?We accept anyone from complete beginners to people who have competed in triathlons and won races.

Cycling team aims for NCAA recognition, varsity status

The cycling team at The University of Alabama may be considered a club sport by University standards for now, but its members believe it could soon become NCAA- recognized. Club president Alex Heldman, a sophomore majoring in physics and math, said while the club was created more than four years ago, it only started to gain momentum in the past two years. ?Through Get on Board Day and emails I have received, we have had 78 people who have expressed interest in joining this year,? Heldman said.