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Playing sports at WSU isn’t just for the star athletes with scholarships. Take one look at the club sports and intramurals and one will find there’s something for everyone.

Rowing:

The rowing team is known among students as the sport that welcomes walk-on participants. This program has a place for experienced and inexperienced rowers alike, giving the team a unique dynamic.   

The teams compete in state and regional competitions, but their biggest event of the year is the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta. 

Shocker Rowing is offering a free rowing camp Aug. 14-16 for any interested undergraduates to try out the sport.

For more information on the team and how to join, visit the Shocker Rowing website at wichita.edu/rowing.

Intramural sports: 

If you want the experience of playing on a traditional sports team but don’t want the stress of trying out for a recognized NCAA team, consider intramurals. The intramural sports offered on campus range from single-day tournaments to multiple weeklong competitions, depending on what you want. 

Intramural competitions are all about being a part of a group and having fun, not going home the winner.

The intramural department provides most of the gear necessary to compete.  Students also have the option of checking out equipment if approved by the assistant director. 

Most importantly, golf and bowling are the only two sports that require a fee. All other sports are free. 

Stop by the Heskett Center or visit the website if you would like more information about intramural sports offered on campus.

Sport clubs:

If you are interested in playing a more unconventional, a sports club might be the right fit for you. 

Sports clubs are groups of students and/or Heskett Center members who are organized with a common interest. There are three types of clubs: instructional, competitive and recreational. 

Fourteen clubs are being offered on campus, ranging from wheelchair athletics to Quidditch. A club can be organized for any sport with enough interest. 

If there is something that it not already offered, anyone can request that a new one be started by speaking with the director of club sports, having a meeting to gauge interest in the club, completing necessary paperwork, and electing club officers.

For more information on club offerings or starting your own club, visit the Heskett Center.

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