Below is a list of all currently recognized teams by Club Sports. For more information about each club, please visit their website or e-mail them directly. Don't see your club listed, click here to see how to create a club sport.
American University's Club Baseball team will be participating in its second full season in the spring of 2011. The team competes in the National Club Baseball Association's Division II, District III North with Georgetown, Howard, Maryland, Loyola – Maryland, and Mount St.Mary’s. Whether you were captain of your high school team or just want to throw the ball around, you are welcome to join the team. Practices and exhibition games start in the fall and the regular season begins in the spring. During March and April we play three games every weekend. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
The Basketball Club was founded in 2011. In its first semester it proved to be a strong competitor both locally and regionally. The club won the intramural championship in 2012. In the Fall 2012 semester the club participated in a local tournament with DC schools at Catholic University.
The Women's Basketball Club was founded in 2014 and continues to grow. The team competes locally in Maryland, DC, and Virginia and has practice multiple times a week.
All interested ladies should contact us to join the team!
American University Rowing is a highly competitive organization that races at the varsity level, despite only being a club sport. Individuals with no prior experience however, have the opportunity to learn and race at a Novice level before rising to varsity-level competition. Rowing is a demanding sport that requires a great deal of work and dedication. There is a men's and women's program, both coached by well-qualified and dedicated individuals. AU Crew participates in regattas throughout the school year traveling often to Pennsylvania and Virginia. We also compete in some of the largest collegiate races in the United States, such as the Head of the Charles in the fall and the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia in the Spring. Rowing is a great sport to pick up in college and develops great athletic, organizing and social skills for the future.
The American University Cycling Team is a student run organization focused on competitive road cycling. The team is open to riders of all abilities; members range from complete beginners to top-level national competitors. AU Cycling competes in the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Cycling Conference, which includes all colleges in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. ACCCC races offer ability based categories, so all participants can race at a level they feel comfortable with. The AU team prides itself on developing new riders and teaching how to maximize each member's potential. Competitively, AU Cycling is a force to be reckoned with. The team has achieved numerous podium appearances including championship wins. AU Cycling has consistently qualified for the Collegiate Cycling National Championships, and has always been among the top 10 teams in the country.
The American University Equestrian Team was founded in the fall of 2003 and has seen continuous growth since then. It is a club sport, encouraging riders of all levels and backgrounds to join. The team rides hunt seat (English) and competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, where riders have qualified for zone, regional and national level shows. The team trains under the direction of Jeff Becker through a weekly lesson program and competes in 4-6 shows each semester. New members are welcomed every semester.
AUCFH was founded in the fall of 2007. We practice two or three times per week with our dedicated coach, who is a former AU varsity player. The team competes against other college club teams up and down the east coast as part of the Mason Dixon division of the National Field Hockey league. AUCFH plays in a minimum of 7 weekend games during the fall competitive season, and the spring semester is more tournament-based. This past fall of 2009, the team qualified to the NFHL national tournament, which brings the 12 best teams out of the 65+ in the league together to compete for the championship title. The team is composed of all types of players - males and females, undergrads and grads, beginners and experts and international players.
AU Club Golf was founded in the fall of 2011 and has already grown into a healthy and vibrant club. We compete in the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) Capitol Division against schools from around the Washington area. The team competes in regional and national tournaments every semester and is open to anyone with prior golf experience and a drive to compete. The club is co-ed, and normally practices 1-2 times per week. If interested do not hesitate to contact us!
Welcome to American University Club Gymnastics Team! We are a small, hard-working, completely student run team that has become very competitive over the last 3 years and we really look forward to our upcoming season with NAIGC (National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs). Through NAIGC, we attend competitions mostly in the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania areas, but we also travel to competitions in upstate New York and California. Our team consists of girls and guys who range from USAG level 9 and 10 to girls and guys that have never tried gymnastics before. We work out 5 times a week, but it's not mandatory that you attend all the workouts and we encourage our members to be involved in other activities on campus.
The Men's Ice Hockey team was founded in 1997, are the reigning MDCHA South Division Champs. Open to all full time undergraduate and graduate students - we are always looking for new players passionate about ice hockey - regardless of skill or playing experience. The Men's Ice Hockey Team is committed to playing competitive ice hockey and building a strong relationship with the AU community.
American is home to the only women's ice hockey team in the district. Practicing 2-3 times a week the team has continued to reach new heights every year. The team participates in the DVCHC against Delaware, UVA, Penn, Drexel and local rival Maryland amongst others. Nationally the team competes in the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association). Every year the team takes on players with experience ranging from never seeing ice outside of a freezer to girls who have been playing for over a decade. All levels of experience are welcome! Between games on NHL ice, a league-wide all-star game and playoffs, this is a rare opportunity for girls who have always wanted to step on the ice to further their love of the game.
The American University Rugby Football Club (AURFC) is the oldest continuously-active club sport at American University. As a group we are dedicated wholeheartedly to the sport of rugby. A member of USA Rugby, the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union and the Potomac Rugby Union, AURFC strives both to introduce new players to the sport and to hone the skills of seasoned ruggers. Competing in Division III collegiate rugby, AURFC has two active Union 15 sides during both semesters and offers informal summer 7s as well. AURFC is as international as the sport of rugby itself and prides itself on lasting alumni connections. AURFC welcomes all comers, and we encourage you to see our website for the latest news, contact information, alumni postings and more.
The women's rugby team has been competing with other universities and local club teams since 1996 and has become one of the most competitive Division II teams in the area. Most of our players have no previous experience when they start playing for us, but they quickly become addicted to the fast-pace and strong teamwork aspect of the game. We practice 3 times a week (but we understand that there are often conflicts with classes) and play in games on Saturdays. If you are looking for a great way to meet new friends and blow off some steam, you should most definitely come out this season!
American University Club Cross Country and Track and Field (XCTF) was founded in 2014. The team is a competitive Cross Country and Track team that is a member of NIRCA (National Intercollegiate Running Club Association). AU Club XCTF competes in NIRCA sanctioned Cross Country and Track meets around DC and surrounding states. Anyone interested in running or participating in field events is welcome regardless of prior experience. Interested individuals should contact the club via the email below.
The American University Sailing Club is a competitive, intercollegiate, student-run team established in 2005. We are members of the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, which allows us to participate in regional events and also qualify for national regattas. We gather for our love of sailing, competition and fun. We have events for sailors with all levels of skill. We train Tuesday through Friday with Georgetown and George Washington Universities. We welcome any sailor, regardless of experience, to practice with the team. We accept new sailors ever semester. Send us an e-mail or come check us out!
The AU Men’s Club Soccer team is a highly competitive club sports program which plays against other schools from the region. We hold open tryouts at the beginning of each fall, and for those looking to join in the spring, you will have a chance to go through a trial period, practicing with the team for the first few weeks. Equal playing time is not guaranteed, but each of our first team and reserve members get playing time throughout each semester. Contact us or learn more via:
AU Women's Club Soccer is a competitive soccer team for American students. We have a lot of fun all year round playing teams from up and down the east coast, while creating a free-spirited environment to play the game and meet new friends. All are welcome to come practice with us and enjoy the game.
American University Club Softball is a competitive, year-round, fast pitch team. We are a close group of girls who love softball, love to compete, and love to have fun. We practice at least twice a week with additional days of practice depending on the time of year. The seasons follow semesters with both fall and spring seasons. Our team plays anywhere from 3-6 double-headers, round robins, or tournaments each season, all of which occur on weekends. We are always looking for new talent and spirited teammates, so contact us if you would be interested! Our opponents vary from year to year, but have included mostly Mid-Atlantic teams such as Maryland, George Washington, Loyola MD, Penn State, UVA, etc.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. It is the world's most popular martial art in terms of the number of practitioners. Gyeorugi, a type of sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000. AU Taekwondo mainly focuses on this type of competition sparring, while incorporating the aspects of traditional Taekwondo. Our instructor, Master Hosan Kim, has over 15 years of experience and has taught in the Korean military. We train twice a week during the academic year to prepare for sparring matches with other local schools. Join the AU Taekwondo Sparring Club to increase your confidence, discipline your mind and develop powerful martial arts skills. Students of all skill levels are welcome.
American University Club Tennis is a student run organization founded in 2008. Now beginning its third year, the club has a competitive men's and women's team. The club holds four to five coed practices each week and competes in matches against other local universities during the weekend. Members are expected to attend at least two practices per week. The matches are usually comprised of four to six singles matches and two tot three doubles matches for each team. The tennis club plays in the fall and the spring. Currently, the club does not have access to indoor courts or floodlights so the team does not play during the winter season. We welcome anyone interested to come tryout!
The American University Men's Ultimate team, nicknamed Stall 11, is a competitive and fun loving group of guys who work hard to become the best Ultimate team possible. Ultimate, particularly at the college level, is one of the fastest growing sports in America. Fast-paced, simple to learn, tough to master and with a strong supportive community, Ultimate draws in all sorts of people from different walks of life. It is physically demanding, but fun and rewarding. We encourage anyone interested to come out and give the team a try. The time commitment isn't massive, but we are dedicated to what we do. We compete at multiple intercollegiate tournaments all over the region. Started in 1997, the team is going into its 14th season.
Ultimate Frisbee is a high-paced sport that is a mix between American football, basketball and soccer. What sets ultimate apart from mainstream sports is "spirit of the game," which takes the place of referees. Players have fun while playing with intensity and respectfulness, something the AU Dirty Ladies tries to embody. In addition to our regular tossing on the quad, we practice about three times a week and go to regular tournaments. And we do it for the love of ultimate.
AU Men's Club Volleyball is a student run organization that aspires to play high level competitive indoor volleyball. Individuals with interest are welcomed to join at any time of year, even midseason. Those interested are welcomed to practice with the team before committing to joining the club. Members are required to attend every practice and every team meeting and are encouraged to attend every tournament, if possible. No prior experience or skills needed. However, skill level will determine playing time during tournaments.
The AU Women's Volleyball Club, founded in the fall of 2007, is a student-run organization focused on developing volleyball skills and competing in organized games. Open to undergraduate and graduate students of medium to experienced levels, the club competes year round in tournaments against local collegiate teams like George Washington University, the University of Maryland, Towson University and James Madison University. This season we are moving to become even more competitive and to attend Nationals in the spring.