North Dakota State College of Science students will have two new co-curricular opportunities when the upcoming academic year begins. The College is adding clay target (trapshooting) and esports teams, which will both begin competition in the 2019-2020 academic year.
“Participation in trapshooting and esports is growing rapidly in our region,” said NDSCS Vice President for Student Affairs Jane Vangsness Frisch. “We are committed to providing a variety of co-curricular options that match our students’ interests. The addition of these new club teams will offer even more opportunities for our students to become actively involved in the College community. Research shows that students who are involved outside the classroom do better academically and socially.”
The NDSCS eSports Team will be affiliated with the National Association of Collegiate eSports and will compete year-round against other collegiate teams across the nation. The team will compete from the newly renovated Game Room in the Hektner Student Center at NDSCS in Wahpeton.
The NDSCS Clay Target Team will participate in the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) and will compete against teams from Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The MCAC Clay Target season is a six-week season that begins in early September and culminates with a championship in mid-October in Grand Rapids, Minn.
Additional information is available online at ndscs.edu/clubs. Students who are interested in joining either of these new teams can contact the NDSCS Student Life department at 701-671-2401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.