Sport Clubs


The Aikido Club provides instruction in the martial art of Aikido by using the method of Kenji Tomiki. It is a self-defense based martial art involving wrist torques, advanced joint manipulation, bokken/sword, jo staff, various self-defence techniques, rolls, and falls. The club is open to all skill and experience levels. The club practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-10:00 pm in the Woollen Gym Combatives Room. For more information about the organization, you may visit

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The UNC Badminton Club seeks to create a space where beginners and experts alike can play side-by-side and enjoy the fastest racket sport on Earth. Club members get together several times a week for walk-in open-play in Fetzer Gym B to compete against each other in a friendly atmosphere. For those interested, we also have trainings every semester from world-class coach Joel Goldstein, a 4x USA Junior National Champion. All levels of players are invited to join the club, regardless of age.  The club also keeps close contact with players in this area.  Tournaments are organized regularly for members to play against other clubs, improve skill level, and build friendships amongst players.
For more information, please visit our website:

Contact: Yingqiu Zhou -

Ballroom Dance

Come experience dance like never before with the UNC Ballroom Dance Team. Our team travels throughout the United States to complete at various collegiate and USA Dancesport and sponsored competitions. We complete in American Rhythm and Smooth and International Latin and Standard with dancers representing the team at the newcomer level all the way up through Champ! In addition to competing, you can find us performing at several events on campus and throughout the Triangle area. No partner? No experience? No problem! UNC Ballroom Dance Team welcomes individuals of all experience levels. Check out our website for more information.

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This organization seeks to provide UNC students with a place to play baseball competitively against other universities. The club provides a great opportunity to unite and become a team focused not only on winning, but most importantly, on having fun. Membership in our organization is available to all students regardless of race, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender.

Members are expected to participate in at least two practices per week and all games if possible. Also, members are expected to participate in fundraising activities and group gatherings.

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Basketball - Men's

UNC Men's Club Basketball is a team that consists of 15-20 players that compete in both fall and spring semesters. We compete in the North Carolina Club Basketball League, which consists club basketball teams in our state.  Our try-outs are held soon after JV try-outs and last two days. Before try-outs and in late April, we have open gyms on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 -9:30 pm in Rams Head Recreation Center.

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Nick Kramer -

Basketball - Women's

Club Women's Basketball is a competitive sports club that competes during the fall and spring seasons. Tryouts are held during the first two weeks of the school year. The fall season runs through mid-November culminating with a Championship Tournament at the University of Maryland. Prior to the Championship, the club plays in 3-4 tournaments, generally traveling three or four times during the fall. The spring season runs from February to mid-April, culminating with a Championship Tournament at North Carolina State University. Practices are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 pm in Rams Head Recreation Center. Yearly dues are collected to cover tournament fees and hotel fees.

Szu-aun Lim -

Cheerleading - All Girls

The UNC Cheer Club is a competitive cheerleading team consisting of 20-25 members. The team competes in 3-4 national competitions culminating with the Collegiate Nationals in Daytona Beach in the spring. Members are expected to particiate in two practices a week and all competitions are mandatory. The team will be holding open practices every Tuesday from 8pm-10pm and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm  starting Tuesday, August 19th in Fetzer Gym C until tryouts on Septemer 7th.

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The UNC Men's Crew competes in both head and sprint races in the fall and spring seasons respectively; however, athletic training occurs year-round. The goal of the UNC Men's Crew is to compete on a national level with the best club crews in the country and contend for championships at the SIRA, ECAC, Dad Vail, and ACRA regattas. Tryouts are held in the fall semester, but new rowers and coxswains are free to join at any time.  No prior experience is necessary.

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The Cycling Club encompasses many aspects of racing including road, mountain, and cyclocross bikes. The collegiate mountain bike season runs in the fall, and the collegiate road racing season runs from March to May. The team belongs to the Atlantic Coast Cycling Conference, which includes teams from NC, VA, WV and MD. UNC Cycling welcomes riders of all abilities, ranging from competetive to recreational riders.

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UNC's Equestrian club is a coed, undergraduate only team. A spot on the team is secured through tryouts held at the beginning of each academic year. There are spots open for all levels of riding - from those who have never ridden before to those who have competed at the national level. We compete in Zone 4, Region 3 of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) against other school's club and varsity teams. For additional information, go to

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Field Hockey

Club Field Hockey consists of undergraduate and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as some community members. The club is open to both men and women. There are no tryouts, although prior field hockey experience is preferred. The club is active year-round and competes against other regional college and club teams. Practices are held twice a week, and playing time in games is based on practice attendance and performance. 

Caroline Macklin -


For more information on Club Football, please see our website:

Brandon Grant -


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Club Golf team is a co-ed team that plays in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Several matches are held each semester (all on weekends). Some are local, and others require the team to travel to courses throughout the southeast. Our organization is a member of the South East Golf Club Association (SEGCA) and competes with approximately 13 other teams including Duke, Wake Forest, ECU, UNC-W, Davidson, Clemson, and Virgina Tech. Only 6-10 players travel with the team to each match.  Tryouts are held in the fall, and competitive experience is necessary.

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UNC Club Gymnastics is a co-ed team that welcomes gymnasts of all levels, and it is nationally recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC).  Team fundraisers are held throughout the year to allow gymnasts to travel to three away meets and NAIGC Nationals at the end of the season, in addition to supporting our annual home meet.  UNC Club Gymnastics consists of relaxed, yet dedicated athletes that want to continue in a sport that they love while working towards successfully competing at the national level.

Come try out for the team for free during the first two weeks of each semester.  After the trial period ends, dues are $35/semester.

Practices are held in Fetzer Hall Gym C on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00 - 10:00 pm; Fridays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm; & Sundays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Kaitlyn Townsend -

Ice Hockey

The UNC Ice Hockey team is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference Hockey League (ACCHL). This league consists of six teams, and everyone plays each of the other teams twice per year. The league is very competitive, and it takes a skilled player to make the team. The team competes during both semesters with try-outs being held at the start of the fall semester. If anyone is interested in joining the team during spring semester, we do accept walk-ons after an individual try-out. The team plays about 20-25 games each year, and we encourage everyone to come to our games at the Triangle SportsPlex in Hillsborough. Games are $ 3 for students (FREE with a UNC ID), $5 for adults, and free for anyone 12 and under.

John Jackson -


Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person, using leverage and proper technique, can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. Jiu-Jitsu is great for self defense, because confrontations in the street often end up on the ground. In addition, Jiu-Jitsu practitioners can compete in submission grappling tournaments. Carolina Jiu-jitsu is open to participants of any age, gender or skill level.

Our Instructor Mazi teaches on Wednesdays, and on other practice days instruction is offered by club members.

Caleb Jadrich -


Carolina Judo promotes the study and practice of Kodokan Judo for recreational and competitive purposes.  The Judo club will hold regular practices and participate in sanctioned judo competitions and is affiliated with USA Judo ( Regular opportunities for promotion will be offered as well. All skill levels are welcome, however, beginners are encouraged to join at the beginning of each semester.

Practices are held on Mondays from 8:00-10:00 pm, Thursdays from 8:30-10:30pm nd on Sundays from 2:30-4:30 pm in the Fetzer Wrestling Room.

Yongjin (John) Kwon -

Lacrosse - Women's

The Women's Lacrosse Club, 2012 and 2014 WCLA Division II National Champions, practices in the fall and spring with two practices per week. The club plays in tournaments in North Carolina and Virginia on the weekends. Also, we are members of the Mid-Atlantic Women's Lacrosse League ( League play is in the spring, but we do have some games in the fall.

Spring tryouts will be Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 7-8:30pm. Please plan on arriving at 6:45pm. Try tyouts will be held on Ehringhaus field.


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Interested in running/walking a half or full marathon? Well, this is the club for you! Runners of all levels are welcome to join. Just bring some clothes, shoes, and a good attitude! If you'd like more information, please visit our website at
Practice times:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays @ 5:00pm (3-7 miles)

Saturdays @ 9:00am (6-20 miles)

We meet in front of Fetzer Gym.

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Modernextension is a modern dance company that gives students the opportunities to dance and choreograph. The club has an annual concert in the Spring.  The team participates in weekly classes to improve technique and explore movement. These classes are taught by Marian Hopkins, who is also a dance instructor for the University. Try-outs are held at the beginning of September, and some dance experience is usually advisable.

Michelle Park -

Monkey Kung Fu

The Carolina Monkey Kung Fu Club introduces and instructs participants in the Ta Sheng Pi Kua Monkey style of Chinese Kung Fu. The Club is taught with traditional training methods by an instructor with over 20 years of experience in the Martial Art. Through physically demanding exercises students learn a variety of punching, kicking, self-defense and other various Kung Fu techniques. Participants also learn forms associated with the style. The Monkey Style strives to imitate and apply monkey's movements to human participants.

Practices help students to increase their physical strength and endurance, learn better self-coordination and self-control. Besides the physical training, members may also participate in relaxation and meditative exercises to work on perfecting their minds as well as their bodies.

Practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm in the Woollen Combatives Room. There are also additional Monday practices from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at an off-campus location.

Maryam Kazemzadeh-Atoufi -


UNC Quidditch is a competitive, co-ed team that plays the sport of Quidditch loosely based on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Quidditch is a fast-paced, contact, co-ed sport in which players run with brooms between their legs in an eclectic mix of handball, soccer, rugby, and tag. The UNC team mixes athleticism, inclusiveness, and nerdy fun to create a competitive friendly community. Our practice information, as well as upcoming events can be found at Come out and play!

Dylan Meyer -


Club Racquetball welcomes men and women of all skill levels to come and play Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm. No experience is necessary, rackets can be checked out from the Fetzer Equipment Room, and more experienced members are always willing to give tips and pointers. The club participates in multiple tournaments every year in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Racquetball Conference ( The club also hosts the UNC Tarheel Classic, our home tournament.

Carson Hsiao -

Rugby - Men's

Carolina Men's Rugby is a competitive program that competes in both the Fall and Spring semesters. In the Fall the focus is mainly on in-state tournaments, using the time to develop players who have never played before, and uniting as a team. In the spring the team competes in their conference, the Atlantic Coast Rugby League ( and on the national circuit, often achieving impressive end-of-year rankings. The club prides itself on its all-inclusive nature, the results the hard work brings, and the camaraderie between the members.

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Rugby - Women's

Carolina Women's Rugby is very competitive, but is open to all players, so no experience is required. Practices are held at least twice a week and anyone is welcome to come out and participate. The matrix matches, which qualify the team for nationals, are in the spring. However, a full fall schedule includes games versus teams such as NC State, Appalachian State, Virginia, UGA, Clemson and more. It is an awesome sport and an amazing team!

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The Sailing Club is for anyone and everyone at UNC interested in sailing. We teach our members from scratch all the way up through the competitive racing level. Most members sail for fun, but our race team also competes in regattas all over the east coast from Florida to Virginia. The club also travels to retreats at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Adair London -

Ski and Snowboard Team

UNCSST exists as a team entity that encompasses those wishing to compete in USCSA-sanctioned (United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association) collegiate events in the following disciplines: Alpine,
Freestyle, Snowboarding, Nordic.  Regardless of the division of events,
all UNCSST team members will exist as a complete team, with a central
leadership team to direct travel and lodging coordination. 
The UNC Ski-Snowboard Team's mission is to instill a lifelong
appreciation for snow sports by uniting those with a desire to ski or
snowboard competitively, regardless of experience or ability level.

Jason Brown -

Soccer - Men's

The UNC Men's Club Soccer team is a student-run organization that provides the highest level of non-varsity soccer at UNC. The team is extremely competitive, and competes against the best university club teams from across the nation as well as local division two and three varsity teams. Our ultimate goal is to win the NIRSA National Campus Championship Series (NCCS) National Soccer Championship, the highest honor for a college club soccer team in the nation.


In the fall, prospective members can look forward to competing against club teams from universities in North Carolina and neighboring states. We typically practice three times a week, and travel within North Carolina for weekend games. Our club will regularly compete in one to two tournaments outside of North Carolina, in addition to the Southeast Regional and NIRSA National tournaments at the end of the season. During the spring, we regularly compete against other university club teams as well as local division two and three teams, but our main emphasis is the fall season. Our team is partially funded by the UNC Club Sports Program, but primarily through membership dues. We are also responsible for raising any extra money needed to help fund trip and entry expenses for the national tournament.

In addition, the UNC Men's Soccer Club is a service organization, and engages in various service projects throughout the year. We represent both the University and the Sports Club Program, and members are expected to fulfill service hours to help maintain this important aspect of being a member of our team.

Hayden Gridley -

Soccer - Women's Blue

The Women's Club Soccer Blue team competes in both the fall and spring semesters against other collegiate club teams.    The Blue team will face a regional schedule against other club soccer teams from North Carolina.  Both the travel and financial commitment for Blue team members will be less that of members of the White Club.

Jamie Sabo -

Soccer - Women's White

UNC Women's Club Soccer White offers the most competitive soccer below the varsity level at Carolina. The club is active in both the fall and spring and faces both a regional conference schedule as well as tournament play in neighboring states.   The White Club hopes to end it season at the NIRSA National Soccer Championships, where a UNC team has been represented four of the past five years. Check out the club website for more information.

Michelle Goto -


Club Softball allows female UNC students, both graduate and undergraduate, the opportunity to play fastpitch sofball at a competitive level without having the time commitment of a varsity sport. Lifetime friendships are made on this team while playing on the field, and while doing communitiy service together off the field. A truly memorable and fun-filled college experience, UNC Club Softball is a community worth trying out!

Meredith Tilley -


UNC Swim Club is a competitive swimming team, open to athletes of all ability levels. We train during five optional practices each week, led by team-elected officers. Each semester we travel throughout the region to compete in meets with other university swim clubs, culminating in a National Championship meet each April. Please contact out President for more information.


Sarah Wolber -

Tae Kwon Do

The Carolina TKD Club practices WTF-style Tae Kwon Do, with a focus on Olympic-style sparring. Everyone from complete beginners to experienced black belts is encouraged and welcome to join, including those with a background in other styles of martial arts. We are partners with United Tae Kwon Do in Carrboro, allowing our club members to receive a wholesale discount on martial arts equipment and also attend classes at United at no cost. We compete in tournaments against nearby universities and meet twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Woollen Combatives Room. In addition, we have a demo team that meets on Friday afternoons and performs several times a year. Participation in the demo team is by try-out only, but there are no try-outs required to join the club. For more information, please see our website here.

Matthew Fay -

Team Handball - Men's

Carolina Team Handball Club practices and competes in tournaments year round. Practices are Monday and Wednesday from 4-6pm in Fetzer Gym B. Athletes of all experience levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Ryan Rosenberg -

Team Handball - Women's

Women's Team Handball participates in both the fall and spring semester. The team holds practice Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm in Fetzer Gym B. Anyone who is interested in handball is welcome to come out and join. No experience in the sport is necessary.

Danielle Eustace -


Men's Club Tennis and Women's Club Tennis have combined to form one Tennis Club. The two clubs compete together in Team Tennis events. They participate throughout North Carolina, the Southeast, and strive to reach their goal of competing in the year end NIRSA National Championships in April.

The club practices year-round Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 PM at the Outdoor Education Center on the outskirts of campus. Matches are held on the weekends as the team travels to tournaments and hosts teams here in Chapel Hill. Open try-out are held in the fall.

Melissa Addington -

Track & Field / X-Country

Club Track and Cross Country participates in both semesters, and competes in various races both on campus and off. All ability levels are welcome and we practice Monday thru Friday. All runners welcome!

Fadi Hanna -


The UNC Triathlon Club is a sports club that promotes the participation of students and faculty in the sport of triathlon. The club has organized practices and competition in order to facilitate individual and team improvement of the clubs goals. There are no try-outs for the club, and it is open to all levels of athletes and students. Anyone interested in swimming, biking, and running is encouraged to join!

Logan Cerwin -

Ultimate - Men's (Blue)

UNC Men's Ultimate Team, Darkside, is divided into two clubs after tryouts in the fall.  All ability and experience levels are encouraged to try out.  Both clubs practice regularly and travel to tournaments.  The A-team is competitive with the best teams in the nation, and it requires a greater time and financial commitment.

JD Hastings -

Ultimate - Men's (White)

The Men's Ultimate Team, Darkside, is divided into two clubs after tryouts in the fall.  All ability and experience levels are encouraged to try out.  Both teams practice regularly and travel to tournaments.  The B-team is newly formed, independent club for 2012-2013.  See Darkside tryout information above.

Curran Hill -

Ultimate - Women's (Blue)

Pleiades (Blue & White) are the Women's Club Ultimate Frisbee teams. The teams competes at the regional and national levels. Each team is a separate club and compete independently. The Blue team (A-team) is for the more advanced, more competitive, and more committed player. Pleiades welcomes women of all skill levels to join. Ultimate Frisbee is one of the least known sports in the world, but definitely one of the best!


Hope Thomson -

Ultimate - Women's (White)

Pleiades (Blue & White) are the Women's Club Ultimate Frisbee teams. The teams competes at the regional and national levels. Each team is a separate club and compete independently.The White team (B-team) is for those learning the game who want to have fun, but don't have the time to commit to the competition level of the  Blue team. Pleiades welcomes women of all skill levels to join. Ultimate Frisbee is one of the least known sports in the world, but definitely one of the best!

Anne Mazza -

Underwater Hockey

Underwater Hockey is a competitive team sport played on the bottom of a swimming pool. Like all forms of hockey, a stick is used. An underwater hockey stick is approximately 1 foot long and is used to maneuver a 3 lb puck. Snorkeling gear is used including fins for faster game play. The game is played 6 on 6 without the use of a goaltender. We play through both the spring and fall semesters.  There are no tryouts and anyone can come out at any time during the year. We compete in 5-6 tournaments a year include tournaments hosted by Michigan State University, University of Illinois, and the University of Guelph. All the equipment is provided for beginners and no previous competitive swimming experience is necessary.

Emily Davidson -

Volleyball - Men's

Carolina Men's Club Volleyball is a 24-man club that competes in intercollegiate volleyball throughout the state of North Carolina. The team plays against other schools in the region as a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) South Division, as well as other universities across the country as a member of the National Collegiate Volleyballl Federatrion (NCVF). Tryouts are held at the beginning of each fall semester, and practices are held three evenings a week throughout the academic calendar. The team hosts and travels to tournaments in both the fall and spring semester, including the NCVF National Tournament at the beginning of April. 

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Volleyball - Women's

UNC Club Volleyball consists of about 24 members, organized into two teams. As members of CWCVL (Carolina Women's Club Volleyball League) and NCVF (National Collegiate Volleyball Federation), both teams compete regionally and nationally. Other local teams in this league include NC State, Duke University, UNC Greensboro and UNC Wilmington, among others. Both teams compete in several local tournaments, as well as host a home tournament each semester. In the spring, both teams travel to compete in the National Championship tournament.

UNC Women's Club Volleyball takes pride in being a competitive team. This requires a serious commitment from every player. The commitment includes attending all practices and tournaments, as well as participating in club events and fundraisers.

Practices for each team are usually 2 to 3 times a week for 2 hours. Usually the club participates in 3-4 tournaments in the fall semester, including one tournament at UNC. In the spring semester, the teams travel to 3-4 tournaments, and finish the year at Nationals, usually in the beginning of April. 

For more club information and try-out information visit our website at:

Taylor White -

Water Polo - Men's

The Carolina Water Polo Club has both a men's and a women's team. Both teams compete in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) league as well as open invitational tournaments throughout the United States. The men's collegiate league season takes place in the fall while the women compete in the spring. Invitational tournaments take place throughout the year, including a 24-team tournament in the spring hosted by the Carolina Water Polo Club.

Anyone in the UNC-Chapel Hill community is welcome to participate, however only full-time undergraduate or graduate students may participate in CWPA season competitions. No formal water polo experience is necessary, although swimming skills are very valuable.

Daniel Wilco -

Water Polo - Women's

The Carolina Water Polo Club has both a men's and a women's team. Both teams compete in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) league as well as open invitational tournaments throughout the United States. The men's collegiate league season takes place in the fall while the women compete in the spring. Invitational tournaments take place throughout the year, including a 24-team tournament in the spring hosted by the Carolina Water Polo Club.

Anyone in the UNC-Chapel Hill community is welcome to participate, however only full-time undergraduate or graduate students may participate in CWPA season competitions. No formal water polo experience is necessary, although swimming skills are very valuable.

Check out the website for more useful info:

Sydney Narayan -

Water Ski

The Water Ski and Wakeboard Club is open to all levels of skiers including beginners. Practices are held at Coble's Ski School in Lillington, NC, which provides great coaching, boats, drivers, and any equipment we need. Club members also have the opportunity to compete in 4 tournaments each semester in the South Atlantic Conference.

Jake West -


The Wrestling Club is an open-mat style club designed to provide UNC students with the opportunity to wrestle competitively with each other in a relaxed practice environment. Currently, all competition is performed within the club. Club Officers include a president and two vice-presidents, responsible for scheduling and organizing practices and possible events. The club is open to wrestlers of all skill levels. Practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 in Fetzer Wrestling room.

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