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TRYOUTS FOR UOG VARSITY SPORTS BEGINS AUGUST 2nd

PRESS RELEASE – The University of Guam Triton Athletics Department will begin open tryouts for each of the six varsity sports during the first week of August. The department is excited to welcome back returning student-athletes and give new students a chance to compete at the varsity level. 

Varsity Athletic Tryouts are set for:  

Men’s Soccer: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 2-3, at the UOG soccer field behind the Calvo Field House  

Women’s Rugby: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 2-3, at the UOG rugby field behind the Calvo Field House  

Women’s Basketball: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 2-3, at the Calvo Field House  

Women’s Soccer: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 4-5, at the UOG soccer field behind the Calvo Field House  

Baseball: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 4-5, at the George Washington High School baseball field  

Men’s Basketball: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 4-5, at the Calvo Field House  

Tryouts are open to all full-time and part-time UOG students for the fanuchånan (August – December) semester of 2021. Current UOG students must be taking at least six credits and have a 2.00 GPA. First-time freshmen must have a 2.50 GPA out of high school to play their first semester at the University. Transfer students must have a 2.00 GPA from their previous school to play at UOG.  

“After years of planning, we expanded our athletic program to offer six varsity sports for our student-athletes. We are excited to give them more options to find a sport they enjoy and compete at the varsity level,” said UOG Athletics Director Doug Palmer. “We hope to continue growing the program and provide more offerings in the future.”  

Grants available for basketball and soccer  

Partial tuition grants are available for men’s and women’s basketball and soccer. The grants can be earned at the discretion and recommendation of the head coach with the approval of the athletics director.  

Students must have a 2.50 GPA to be eligible for a grant, first-time freshmen must have a 3.00 GPA out of high school to be eligible for a grant, and transfer students must have a 2.50 GPA to be eligible.  

COVID-19 safety requirements  

All students participating in tryouts must provide proof of partial or full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within seven days of both tryout dates. Prior to starting practice sessions, all student-athletes will need to obtain an athletic physical and provide proof of partial or full vaccination or a weekly negative COVID-19 test. Prior to playing in outside competition, student-athletes will need to be fully vaccinated.  

To submit COVID-19 documents and for more information on the tryouts, call Doug Palmer at 735-2862 or email [email protected].   

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