Pride and Passion
The popularity of college sports in America is not limited to NCAA varsity programs. Ultimate has proven that club sports can establish a rich tradition and elicit the same excitement and emotion from players, fans and alumni alike.
With more than 18,000 student-athletes competing on 800-plus teams, the college division is USA Ultimate’s largest.
The regular season lasts from early January through mid-April and results in a set of national rankings that determine the number of bids each of the 10 geographical regions receive to the College Championships. The ensuing postseason championship series features a set of conference and regional qualifying tournaments, providing an opportunity for those 800 teams to punch a ticket to nationals.
When all is said and done, 40 teams (20 each in the men’s and women’s divisions) earn an invitation to the Division I College Championships held every Memorial Day weekend. For smaller schools (<7,500 enrollment), the Division III College Championships host 32 teams. At the end of the college season, four national champions are crowned – a men’s and women’s team in both Division I and Division III.
2023 D-III College Championships
May 20-22; Columbus, OH
2023 D-I College Championships
May 26-29; Mason, OH
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The ACE program recognizes and awards growth and sustainability of college ultimate programs based on their alignment with the three components of USA Ultimate’s mission: Character, Community and Competition.
The STAR program offers year-round learning opportunities designed specifically for college ultimate teams. Programming includes a series of expertly led online webinars and in-person skills clinics.
Designed to stimulate the growth and development of college women’s ultimate, this program lowers the financial barriers with free memberships and equipment, coaching support and uniform discounts.