Susquehanna Club Sports See Success

SELINSGROVE, Pa.—More than 150 Susquehanna students participated in at least one of six club sports during the 2011–12 academic year—a little more than 13 percent of the entire student body. Several of the clubs saw significant success, from playoff appearances to undefeated seasons.

The Crusader Men’s Rugby Club—with a roster of 38 players—made it to the EPRU playoffs for the first time in 14 years. The team went 4-2 in the 2011 fall season and boasted a 4-1 record during its spring campaign.

The Women’s Rugby Club went undefeated during its spring season with a final record of 5-0-1 under coach Rebecca Tutela, who oversaw a roster of 18 women athletes.

The Crew Club, under the guidance of coach Jim Grose, consisted of 12 male and 30 female members. The team raced at the Busfield Memorial Regatta, picking up several gold and silver medals in the process, and later raced at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships, claiming two silver medals.

With 20 active riders, the SU Intercollegiate Equestrian Club took fifth place in its region with coach Jan Philips at the helm of the program.

Ice Hockey Club coach Drew Wright helped guide his 2011–12 team to a 7-11 overall record in its first year as a member of the Division II ACHA.

The Karate Club had roughly a dozen members who attended a competition in New York City during the fall semester and proceeded to go undefeated. In addition, every April the club hosts the Susquehanna Martial Arts Symposium, which typically brings in top instructors and participants from approximately six states.

The Women’s Volleyball Club competed in three tournaments last year and finished with a .500 record.

In Ultimate Frisbee, coach Cody Hollerman and a team of 25 players went 6-2 during its 2011–12 season.

Club sports were not the only non-varsity athletic activities in which Susquehanna students took part. Eight intramural activities were offered last year, including yoga, flag football and basketball. In total, 696 students took part in an intramural sport in 2011–12.