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Top 10 Sports at West Virginia University

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Destiny Summers
19 Feb 2020
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Joining a sports team in college can really improve a persons' academics and develop individualistic features. Students who join a sports team are more likely to find balance and have time management skills. Students also improve on their grades because students must maintain a certain GPA to stay on many of these teams. Below are the top ten sports teams that students can join at West Virginia University.

1. Football Team

The WVU football team in a game

Do you think you have what it takes to be a member of the football team? This team is coached by Neal Brown and plays in the Big 12 Conference. Students who are interested in being a part of this team must go through a recruitment process. Students will be able to meet with the coaches and the members of the team to learn more. They will also have to show off their skills to the coaches by going to your high schools' game or during practice.

2. Basketball Team

Team photo of the men's basketball team

The men's and women's basketball teams are some of the most competitive in the nation. Students who are interested in joining one of these teams can do so by going through a recruitment process. During this process, students will meet the coaches and go through a number of rounds of training to be considered to be a member of the team.

3. Baseball Team

A player about to throw a baseball

The baseball team has a lot of wins and is among the most competitive in college baseball! Students on this team train and become professional throwers and batting people. Students who are interested in joining this team must complete a physical, application, and go to tryouts. Make sure you look the part and are ready for a few drills like free throws and batting during the walk-on tryouts. These tryouts are held in the fall of each year.

4. Golf Team

Members of the golf team

The golf team is one of the most competitive in the nation. This team competes in regional and national golf conferences. To be considered, students must go through the recruitment process. To learn more about this process, you can contact the Athletic Office. You must know how to play the game. Prior experience is not required but is encouraged!

5. Gymnastics Team

Team photo of the gymnastics team

The women's gymnastics team competes on a national and international level. Students who are a part of this team must have prior experience with stunting and different physical attributes to be considered. If you are interested, you can contact the Athletic Office. The coaches will reach out to you to meet with you and see what skills you have.

6. Rowing Team

Members of the WVU rowing team

The women's rowing team is among the most competitive both in and out of the water. Students who are interested in joining this team do not need any prior experience to be considered. In fact, students will be counted as novice rowers in their first year of rowing. During tryouts, students will be tested on their strength and endurance through a series of rowing drills.

7. Swimming and Diving Team

Snapshot of the swimming and diving team huddled

The men's and women's swimming and diving programs are among the most competitive in the nation. Here, students will have a chance to demonstrate their determination and swim skills. To be considered for the team, students must know how to swim and swim in a certain amount of time. Students must also have the strength of a winning swimmer as well.

8. Volleyball Team

Members of the volleyball team during a game

This award-winning volleyball team competes on a regional and national level. Students who are interested in joining can contact the Athletic Office on the recruitment process which all members must go through. Students must know how to play the game of volleyball, have the strength of a player, and have precision when hitting and aiming the ball to the opposing team.

9. Track and Field Team

Members of the track and field team running

The men's and women's track and field teams are one of the most competitive and win several awards each year. Students who are interested in trying out for this team must possess the skill of a competitive runner and must be able to endure running long distances in a short amount of time. This team competes each year. To be considered, you can contact the Athletic Office on the recruitment process.

10. Cheer Team

The WVU cheer team cheering at a football game

The cheerleading team is an award-winning spirit squad that cheers at home and away games. They also compete in different cheer competitions around the nation. To be considered for this team, students must demonstrate a minimum number of stunting skills such as back tucks, front handsprings, and show off their stamina and physical fitness.

Hopefully, you have found a calling in one of these teams we have listed above. Joining a team won't hurt you. In fact, you'll develop friends on the team that you never would have dreamed have before. Take a look at some of the sports and see where you will go!

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