With the second summer session starting, we want to remind all incoming students to check out everything the Penn State Club Sports Program has to offer. Club sports are a great opportunity to get involved in a sport you already know and love, or try something completely new. Our clubs are not just concerned about their sport though. Last year, club sports raised over $300,000 for THON, hosted 185 home events including clinics and socials, and participated in numerous community service events. With 78 clubs and over 5,300 participants, you could be a part of the largest club sports program in the country!
For more information about specific clubs, click on the “Our Clubs” tab above and find a club that interests you today! Don’t hesitate to reach out to club officers with any questions you might have and learn how you can get involved.
Do you like sports? Are you looking for a fun job? Are you interested in developing skills that will allow you to succeed in any career? Then being a Club Sports Supervisor is the job for you!
The position will begin in the fall of the 2015-2016 school year, so click the link below to apply (Cover Letter and Resume are required).
2015-2016 Penn State Club Sports Supervisor then click on the job posting. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Potter, Club Sports Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-2472
Thank you club officers and members for another great year and for all of your hard work. We had a fantastic time at the 2015 Club Sports Program Honors Reception, held on April 30th in the Mount Nittany Club at Beaver Stadium! For those of you who were unable to attend, please see a list of our award winners.
Individual & Officer Award Winners:
Non-Traditional Officer of the Year: Nick DeCarlo (Taekwondo)
Secretary of the Year: Timothy Appman (Cross Country)
Treasurer of the Year: Casey Norris (Equestrian)
Vice President of the Year: Ashlynn Rice (Western Equestrian)
President of the Year: Dan Markosky (Wrestling)
Nittany Lion Award: Chris Kutsubos (Paintball)
Supervisor Choice Award: Josh Singley (Men’s Ice Hockey)
Male Athlete of the Year: Andrew Smiddy (Swim)
Female Athlete of the Year: Bria Edwards (Triathlon)
Athletic Excellence Award Winners:
Aquatics Activities: Swim
Indoor Non-Martial Art Activities: Women’s Basketball
Martial Arts Activities: Taekwondo
Outdoor Non-Field Activities: Cross Country
Outdoor Field Activities: Men’s Lacrosse
Organizational Excellence Award Winners:
Outstanding Community Service: Indoor Winter Guard
Outstanding THON Involvement: Field Hockey
When it Rains, it Pours: Sailing
Most Improved: Powerlifting
Outstanding Men’s Club: Wrestling
Outstanding Women’s Club: Softball
Outstanding Co-Ed Club: Cycling
Club of the Year: Swim
Thank you again for a great 2014-15! From all of us with the Club Sports Program Staff, we wish you a fun and safe summer and look forward to working with you again next year!
This weekend the Penn State Men’s Lacrosse Club will play host to the 2015 NCLL Division 1 and 2 National Championship Tournament. Eight division 1 and eight division 2 clubs will take part in the championships which kick off Saturday May 2nd at 9:00am on the West Campus Fields. Sunday will feature the division 2 national title game at 11am at the Penn State Lacrosse Stadium, adjacent to Multi Sport, followed by the division 1 championship.
Penn State is the two-time defending NCLL Division 1 National Champion and has been ranked among the top clubs all season long. The Nittany Lions enter as the #2 seed in the tournament with a 12-2 record and will play their elitie eight match against Cortland at 1pm Saturday.
Here is a full schedule of the championships:
Saturday May 2 Elite Eight at West Campus Upper & Lower Fields
9:00am Division II Elite Eight: Temple (18-0) vs. UTC (8-3) and VMI (9-1) vs. PSU-Altoona (12-3)
11:00am Division II Elite Eight: Binghamton (5-3) vs Cleveland State (10-0) and UMBC (14-2) vs. Quinnipiac (7-2)
1:00pm Division I Elite Eight: Penn State (12-2) vs. Cortland (6-2) and James Madison ( 10-1) vs. Ohio (5-0)
3:00pm Division I Elite Eight Cincinnati (7-4) vs. Rutgers (11-4) and Navy receives bye as #1 seed (field open for consolation/warmups)
Saturday May 2 Final Four at West Campus Upper & Lower Fields
5:00pm Division II Semi-Final (9:00am winners) and Division II Semi-Final (11:00am winners)
7:00pm Division I Semi-Final and Division I Semi-Final
Sunday May 3 National Championships at Penn State Lacrosse Stadium (near Multi-Sport Facility)
11:00am Division II National Championship
1:00pm Division I National Championship
Spectators attending Saturday’s games at the West Campus Fields should park in the IST Parking Lot off of White Course Drive. The West Campus Fields sit adjacent to the PSU Golf Courses and are directly across Atherton Street from Rec Hall.
Those attending Sunday’s championships can park in the BJC/Multi Sport Parking Lot (Lot 44) located off of University Drive. Please do not park in the service lot next to the stadium.
Attention Club Sports Participants, the Annual Club Sports Honors Reception is coming up in April. This year’s theme is Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The Reception will be held in the Nittany Lion Club on April 30th, 2015 and doors will open at 6:30pm with the event beginning at 7pm. Each club is given 4 tickets for free, and additional ones are available for purchase. Please RSVP by Monday, April 13th, at 5pm by clicking here.
Below are the nomination links for the awards that will be given out during the reception, please fill them out to nominate your award candidates.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Club Sports Dancers in THON 2015
The Penn State Club Sports Program would like to recognize all of our club members who are dancing in THON this weekend (February 20-22) at the Bryce Jordan Center. We wish them the best of luck standing for 46 straight hours to support the fight against pediatric cancer.
Throughout the past year, club sport organizations have been participating and hosting various THON fundraisers, canning weekends, and canvasing trips in order to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund. This weekend will be a very memorable one for all of our clubs who are involved in THON, and will be especially memorable for those listed below who are dancing. One day we will dance in celebration. Until then, we dance for a cure. #CancerCannot
|Dancer Name||Club Sport|
|Kellie O’Rourke||Basketball (W)|
|Molly Luther||Basketball (W)|
|Brad Thompson||Cross Country|
|Kelly Herrington||Cross Country|
|Thomas Stitt||Cross Country|
|Lauren Powers||Equestrian – English|
|Laura McAndrews||Equestrian – English|
|Amy Coughlin||Field Hockey|
|Katie McLaughlin||Field Hockey|
|Brandon Ament||Lacrosse (M)|
|Cole La Pointe||Lacrosse (M)|
|Sal Sassano||Lacrosse (M)|
|Shannon Larson||Lacrosse (W)|
|Emily Steckbeck||Lacrosse (W)|
|Eric Wang||Soccer (M)|
|Christine Meizoso||Soccer (W)|
|Jocelyn Corey||Ultimate Frisbee (W)|
|Blake Ratner||Ultimate Frisbee (W)|
|Natalie Meyer||Volleyball (W)|
|Haley Nash||Volleyball (W)|
|Kevin McClure||Water Polo (M)|
|Jeremy Smith||Water Polo (M)|
|Dena Feinberg||Water Polo (W)|
|Chelsea Edwards||Water Polo (W)|
Penn State Aquatics offers multiple opportunities during the fall, spring, and summer semester for Penn State students, faculty, and staff to receive American Red Cross certifications in standard first aid and adult CPR/AED at a discounted rate.
Club sport organizations that are a risk level 2, 3, or 4 must maintain no less than two student safety officers at all times to be active and risk level 3 and 4 clubs must have at least one coach/instructor with safety certifications.
For a full list of upcoming classes, please visit the Penn State Aquatics website:http://www.athletics.psu.edu/rec/nat/FirstAidCPRAEDTraining.asp
If you are interested in attended a class, you must register in-person at the McCoy Natatorium and pay in full for the class. Club accounts cannot be directly billed though individuals may be reimbursed by their clubs at the club’s discretion and only with their original receipt received at the Natatorium upon registration.
Club Sport organizations are hosting many events this Spring on and around the Penn State campus. Continue to check back here as more events are added throughout the semester. Come out and support your club sport athletes!
D2 games vs SUNY Brockport
Shaner Baseball Complex
Sat. 4/25 at 11:00am
Regatta vs Army
Bald Eagle State Park
Sat. 4/25 at 11:00am
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club
Ohio Valley Regional Championships
Park Ave. Fields
Sat. 4/25 9:00am -4:00pm
Sun. 4/26 9:00am-4:00pm
Men’s Lacrosse Club
NCLL Playoff Game vs TBD
West Campus Lower Field
Sun. 4/26 at 3:00pm
Men’s Lacrosse Club
NCLL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
West Campus Fields and Nittany Lion Lax Stadium
Sat. 5/2 at TBD
Sun. 5/3 at TBD
The Club Sports Program, in partnership with Penn State Strength & Fitness, provides “Club Sport Athlete Only Lifting Hours” in the Intramural Building Weight Room each week during fall and spring semester.
The (old) IM Weight Room is located downstairs in the IM Building. Club Sports hours for Spring 2015 semester are as follows:
To gain free access for your club members during this time, a club officer must email a list of names to Club Sports Program staff member Donna Basalla (email@example.com). Any club member on the list from Fall 2014 semester will carry-over; you do not need to re-send names of approved members from Fall, only new additions for Spring.
NOTE: Please only send the names of club members who have approved participation agreements/waivers on file with the Club Sports Office. Club officers can check their approved roster at any time online under the Officer Log In section of our website. Do NOT copy and paste your entire roster into an email. We are happy to allow access to anyone in your club who will utilize this service but with over 5,000 participants in club sport organizations, we want to only create lists of members who have expressed interest to you. Each member will be asked to show an ID to enter the room.
Club Sport members do not need to purchase a fitness pass in order to use the IM Weight Room during Club Sport lifting hours but will not have access any other days/times or access to other weight room facilities on campus. Only student members of clubs will be added to the Weight Room List.
The Club Sports Program offers athletic training services for all student members in our 78 club sport organizations. This service is free of charge and allows club sport athletes to have injuries evaluated by one of Penn State Sports Medicine’s best!
Our athletic trainer for 2014-15 is Andrew Plate and he holds appointments on a weekly basis in the White Building Athletic Training Room (52). Andrew schedules 25-minute time slots from 10:15am-12:45pm on Mondays and Fridays as well as 2pm-4:30pm each Wednesday during Spring Semester.
To schedule an appointment, please stop by or call the Club Sports Office (814-865-9202). You must have a valid participation agreement/waiver on file for 2014-15 with your club and you must be a student (with limited resources and times we cannot extend this service to faculty/staff members of clubs).
While we all stress health and safety as well as injury prevention, we understand that injuries in sport do occur. Please inform your club members of this enhanced Club Sports Program service should they have an injury related to their participation with your club.
If you would like to schedule athletic training services for your on-campus events during the 2014-15 academic year, please put in a request with Tommy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt (email@example.com) at least 2 weeks prior to the event.