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The University of Calgary boasts one of Canada's top athletic programs, with 36 CIS national championships and 120 Canada West championships in just over 40 years of competition. Our top-notch coaching, world-class facilities, and the incredible opportunities available to athletes in the city of Calgary following graduation make the University of Calgary an attractive destination for student-athletes.  


Located in northwest Calgary, the University of Calgary campus occupies a beautiful, park-like setting covering more than 200 hectares, or an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown. The U of C is home to scholars in 16 faculties  and 36 research institutes and centres.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university–a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction–Eyes High–to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.

As a comprehensive research institution, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. The multidisciplinary research themes that will guide the university towards its top five goal are: brain and mental health; human dynamics in a changing world; engineering solutions for health; energy innovations; infections, inflammation and chronic diseases; and new earth-space technologies.

The University of Calgary attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters our world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves nearly 31,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. International study, volunteer, work, and research programs give graduates global context while promoting diversity and innovation in teaching and research.

The University of Calgary stands out among Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas–the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. It is also a leader in sustainability–living a set of values embraced by the campus through teaching, leadership, and campus operations.


To be eligible to play for the Fastball Club you must be considered a Full Time Student ( enrolled in a minimum of 3 courses per semester ), and maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 (which is a "C" average).

In general, players in the WCSA have 5 years of playing eligibility, providing that they maintain  a good academic standing throughout. For players that have played in the USA or elsewhere in Canada, those years are considered as part of your overall eligibility. Players considering completing a Masters or PhD are considered on an individual case by case basis. These players may still be eligible to play in the WCSA, while they are enrolled in these programs, provided they are considered Fulltime by their faculty.


The entrance requirements for some faculties and/or programs vary from year-to-year depending on the number of spaces available. For more information on the University of Calgary, this year's entrance requirements, application deadlines, and descriptions of the many programs offered at U of C, visit the University's Prospective Student Site.

Advice from the coaching staff

Please contact us as early as possible. While most athletes contact us in their Grade 12 year prior to graduating, the preference of the coaches is to be able to watch you play with your club team in the summers prior to your Grade 11 or 12 years. A player is generally the most comfortable with their own team and team mates, and we usually see the athletes best performance then, as opposed to the walk on situation prior to your first year at school. This allows us to watch your progression as a player, meet and talk with you and your parents, and give advice about the University of Calgary and its programs.

As well. please seriously consider visiting campus. Campus tours can easily be arranged, customized to the field of study you are interested in. Coach Harlos would like to meet with you while you are in Calgary, and if the time matches up you can attend a team practice during November to March. For local student athletes this can mean multiple practices too.

Prospective Women's Softball Athlete Form

Use this form if you are interested in participating in Women's Softball at the University of Calgary.  All information will be maintained in a confidential manner and will be use solely by the University of Calgary Fastball team.  Please use the comments section to include any other relevant information. Thank-you.


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