A lot of you in the incoming class of 2013 are very good athletes’, but were not recruited for the prominent D1 programs at Navy. There are alternatives for you. USNA offers some very competitive sports programs under the Club Sports category. The club sports programs are mostly walk on programs and offer some very interesting possibilities to compete at the collegiate level. A quick visit to the Navy athletics page will give you a full list but I wanted to highlight two programs that have had great success this spring: Navy Triathlon Team – Won the USA National Collegiate Championships held in Lubbock, TX last week. The Navy men’s team finished 2nd and the Navy women’s team finished 3rd. The combined scores earned Navy the National Championship Navy Women’s Rugby – Won their bracket, two weeks ago, in Lake Mary, Florida by beating Indiana University and Chico Sate and have earned a slot in the USA Rugby National Championship D1 Final Fours in Palo Alto, CA this weekend. Navy plays arch rival Penn State Friday and the winner plays the championship game against the winner of Brown vs. Stanford. This is the second year in a row for Navy Women’s Rugby at the Final Fours and playing for a National Championship. These Club Sport teams put on the Navy jersey travel locally and nationally depending on the sport and are highly competitive in many cases. At the end of plebe summer these teams will be looking for you if you are interested. Keep an eye out for them and enjoy the competition and fun of playing for Navy!