Club Sports

Western State Colorado University’s Club Sports Department is dedicated to providing students who have a passion for a particular sport the opportunity to participate in competitive, Intercollegiate sporting competitions - all while fostering leadership, creating lasting friendships, building character, and encouraging involvement in the campus community as a whole.

The Club Sports Department at Western

Club Sports teams are designed to be a learning experience for the members through their involvement in fundraising, public relations, organization, administration, budgeting, and scheduling. Involvement in a group and/or team situation helps enhance each student's overall education while living in the University setting. The leadership training and opportunities available through active participation in a club sport are intended to benefit the participant throughout his/her life.

Current Program Offerings

Baseball, Men's

Men's Baseball

The Western State Colorado University Baseball Team is one of the longest running teams on Western's campus. In 2010, the team was top eight in the US and went to the World Series in Johnstown, PA. While spring may arrive late in Gunnison, our players make the most of it to play ball! The team competes in NCBA's Division II, District VIII. The district members include Denver University, Johnson and Wales University, Colorado College, Fort Lewis College, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Mesa University, CSU - Pueblo, New Mexico Tech, and Western State Colorado University.

Contact: or 970-943-2767

Cheerleading, COED

The Western State Colorado University Cheerleading Program is committed to providing a dynamic and positive environment for young women and men to pursue all aspects of excellence. This includes character, self discipline, commitment and leadership. We believe in education through sport, practicality, and promoting community and pride in Western.

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Dance Team

Western's Dance Team aims to promote school spirit, support the NCAA athletic teams, and be active within the campus community! A Dance Team member needs to demonstrate leadership, model good behavior, exhibit good citizenship and dedication.  The Western Dance Team is also a performing team and has many opportunities to entertain and perform. It is our intention to raise the bar of 'school spirit' and 'performance' all across the Western Campus and beyond! #WesternUp​

Contact: or 970-943-2767

Ice Hockey, Men's

The Gunnison Country is a prime location and a natural fit for the Western State Colorado University Men's Ice Hockey Team.​The Western State Colorado University Ice Hockey Team is a student-run organization that was put in place to give all students the opportunity to engage in an intercollegiate sport at the regional and national level. The team participates in the the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) - and competes in the Division 3 level.

Contact: or 970-943-2767

Lacrosse, Men's

Founded in 2001, Western Lacrosse has quickly become a mainstay in the Club Sports Department at Western. Western Lacrosse competes year round; competing in the fall and spring while training through the winter.  The fall is spent preparing for the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference official league games in the spring. 

Contact: or 970-943-2767

Rugby, Men's

With a history that spans over 35 years, Western State Colorado University Men's Rugby is the oldest and most venerable Intercollegiate Club Sport at Western. Western Rugby is committed to upholding a tradition of excellence, dedication, and fun. We compete in the Division II college conference under the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union. The team played in the 1998 National Championship!

Contact: or 970-943-2767

Rugby, Women's

The Western State Colorado University Women's Rugby Team is made up of dedicated ladies focused on playing rugby, being successful, and having fun. Western Women's Rugby competes during the Spring and Fall Semesters against teams from Colorado and beyond. If you would like to sponsor or contribute to the Club please use the contact information below or go to this  link: https://www.westernalum.or/efr/index.asp and specify "Club Sports Women's Rugby". Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Contact: or 970-943-2767

Soccer, Men's


The Western State Colorado University Men's Soccer Team is a group dedicated to the sport of soccer. We are passionate about playing, competing, staying fit, and having fun. Team members are drawn together for the love of the sport. The team enjoys traveling together and spending time together on and off the field. Western Men's Soccer has been competing at the Intercollegiate level since the 1990s. We compete all across Colorado in both the fall and spring semesters. 

Contact: or 970-943-2767

Soccer, Women's

Women's Club Soccer at Western is swinging back into action! We are looking forward to contesting a strong season practices and friendly scrimmages will take place in the Winter/Spring at the Mountaineer Field House. Come cheer us on this fall and learn more by scrolling down!

Contact: or 970-943-2767

Swimming, COED

A recent addition to Western Club Sports, The Swimming COED Club, aims to promote healthy lifestyles in those who are passionate about the sport, while creating competition against other Universitys. 

Contact: or 970-943-2767

Contact Information

Campus Recreation Sports Coordinator: Ryan White

Club Sports Office Phone: 970.943.2208

Club Sports Main E-Mail:

Phone for After Hours Emergencies: 815.575.0076