Colorado Springs, Colo. (Jan 3, 2019) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 College Women’s Startup Project grants. The project is sponsored by VC Ultimate.

New women’s teams from 10 colleges and universities will be a part of the program in its third year:

  • Ave Maria
  • Carnegie Mellon B
  • Hampshire College
  • Houston
  • Marist
  • Memphis
  • Michigan Tech
  • North Carolina-Charlotte
  • SUNY-New Paltz
  • Wisconsin-Osh Kosh

The College Women’s Startup Project was launched in 2017 to help foster the growth of college women’s ultimate by incentivizing the creation of teams and facilitating the development of new women’s programs. Housed under the Season Training and Recruitment (STAR) Program, the initiative provides some of the resources needed most by developing college teams. Benefits include:

  • Free USA Ultimate college memberships over the course of three years.
  • A free team startup kit.
  • Help finding a local coach and a free coach membership.
  • Access to a women’s team alumni support network – people who have started or helped develop college women’s teams and can offer practical advice and support. 
  • Discounts on uniforms and merchandise from VC Ultimate and promotion through their social media channels.

As many as 10 teams are included in the College Women’s Startup Project in each new year. Brand new women’s college programs or teams that have not participated in the college series in the past two years are eligible to apply. 

You can view the full list of participating teams, including the 19 programs awarded grants in the College Women’s Start-Up Project’s first two years at

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