Quinnipiac University

University introduces eSports, running club

September 07, 2020

Keyboard and headphones

Quinnipiac is expanding its 2020 club sports platform to include two new teams — club running and club eSports.  There are now a dozen options for students to choose from.

“Given the pandemic of 2020, we know that cardio exercise helps students physically and mentally," said Michael Medina, director of campus life for recreation. "We encourage all students to get involved in our recreation programming — including fitness classes, workouts, intramurals and club sports — to stay active and meet new friends.” 

All teams will comply with Connecticut health guidelines and masks will be worn at all times. This will allow for students to create connections and socialize in a safe environment.  

“The running team will be able to use our refurbished track in the Recreation Center and will coordinate runs on campus, Sleeping Giant trails or at the canal trail running parallel to Whitney Avenue,” Medina explained.

Quinnipiac is also expanding on their pre-existing eSports team, which originated through the BA in Game Design and Development program. This team will be sponsored by the MAAC Conference and nationally by the EGFC. 

“The team will be competing in MAAC competitions this year including Super Smash Bros, Overwatch and Rocket League. They will also be exploring expanding into Dota 2 and FIFA for MAAC play,” Medina said. 

These two teams are exciting additions to Bobcat Nation, Medina said, and will help students stay active and social during these unprecedented times. The university offers the following club sports options:

  • Coed tennis
  • Dance
  • eSports
  • Figure skating
  • Men's ice hockey
  • Men's lacrosse
  • Men's rugby
  • Softball
  • Women's lacrosse
  • Women's running
  • Women's soccer
  • Women's volleyball
Tryout information

Students interested in trying out will need to complete required forms (MyQ login required).

Follow club sports' Instagram accounts for more updates on team tryouts:

Related Articles

Women's volleyball

Quinnipiac to add new club sports

Quinnipiac is accepting applications for new club sport teams.

Read More
A nursing student administers a covid vaccine to a patient

On-campus Pfizer vaccine clinic

We will host an on-campus Pfizer vaccination clinic the week of April 26. Students who wish to participate should complete the “I Want to be Vaccinated” form to help us determine how many vaccinations to allocate.

Read More
Rachel Reyes

Quinnipiac student awarded employee of the year for Quinnipiac, Connecticut

Rachel Reyes ’21 was named this year’s student employee of the year — at Quinnipiac as well as for the State of Connecticut!

Read More
Student administers the COVID-19 vaccine

Students administer thousands of vaccines to residents throughout Connecticut

Hundreds of Quinnipiac students have worked diligently throughout the Spring to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to people throughout Connecticut.

Read More
Students work on a garden.

University's new rain garden to benefit wildlife for miles around

More than two dozen members of the university community came together this weekend to support environmental and sustainability initiatives at Quinnipiac that will have positive impacts for the region.

Read More

Stay in the Loop

Sign Up Now