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://studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec/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.
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 2015-16 is Allison Jacobs and she holds appointments on a weekly basis in the White Building Athletic Training Room (52). Allison schedules 20-minute time slots from 3:30pm-5:10pm on Mondays, 4:30pm-5:50pm on Tuesdays and 4:00pm-5:40pm on Wednesdays during Fall 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 academic year, please put in a request with Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael (email@example.com) at least 2 weeks prior to the event.
The Club Sports Program, in partnership with Penn State 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 Fall 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
With a new academic year 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.
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!
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)|
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 Penn State Club Sports Program is proud to announce some big career news amongst our staff alums. In the past four months, four former interns/professionals have accepted new professional positions within the campus recreation field while two student interns from the 2013-14 staff will begin graduate assistantships in August.
Tyler Spencer, who served as an intern with our program in 2008-2009, is now the Associate Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness at Western Carolina University. Previously Tyler was the Sport Clubs Coordinator at the University of Kansas. After his work at Penn State, Tyler spent two years as a graduate assistant at the University of South Florida. He is originally from Bowling Green, KY and is a 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University.
Drew D’Elia got his start in recreation as an undergraduate intern with Penn State Club Sports in 2011-2012. Following graduation Drew accepted a graduate assistantship position at the University of Central Florida within their Sport Clubs Program where he also received his masters this past spring. Last month Drew accepted the position of Assistant Director of Sport Clubs and Youth Programs at Rowan University in New Jersey. Drew hails from Hatfield, PA.
Nick Petrone, a 2011 Penn State graduate and a student staff member during the 2010-2011 academic year, returned to his roots recently as the Assistant Facility Coordinator of the Intramural Building at Penn State. Nick previously worked with facility and events management at Villanova University before completing his masters in sports administration at East Stroudsburg University where he also served as a GA for two years.
Jimmy Woods-Corwin spent the past year as the Assistant Coordinator within the Club Sports Program but leaves us this month to become the Sports Clubs and Intramural Coordinator at Rutgers University. Prior to Penn State, Jimmy worked with various community recreation organizations in Seattle, New York, and Boston before entering the collegiate recreation world as a Nittany Lion. During his time here, Jimmy also worked with the Aquatics Program and game management operations for Mens and Womens Ice Hockey. Jimmy is a 2007 graduate of Skidmore College and received his masters in sports administration from Old Dominion University.
Andrew Funari is a 2013 graduate of Penn State and worked with the Club Sports Program as both an undergraduate intern and a post-grad intern. Andrew will take his recreation knowledge and talent to Tallahassee, FL where he will serve as the Competitive Sports and Facilities Graduate Assistant at Florida State University and pursue a master’s degree in sports management.
Tori Lord is a 2014 PSU grad who spent the past year as an undergraduate intern with Club Sports while also working for the PSU Fitnes s Program. Tori has accepted the position of Sport Clubs Graduate Assistant at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. She will be enrolled in the sports management master’s program at TAMU as well.
Former interns Laura Thomas (2010-2011) and Ryan Groth (2009-2010) have both been in their positions for just over a year now. Laura is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Sport Clubs & Intramural Events at Texas Tech University while Ryan is the Coordinator of Club Sports at California State University San Marcos.
After interning with Penn State Club Sports, Laura (a Texas State University graduate) completed her masters and a graduate assistantship at Ohio University. During her time at OU, Laura also served one year as the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Student Leader.
Ryan spent a year at Penn State between undergrad and grad school. A Sonoma State State University graduate, Ryan completed his masters at Saint Mary’s College (CA) and his GA work at UC Berkeley before taking a position at the University of San Diego prior to his role at Cal State San Marcos.