Club Sports Council


The Pitt Club Sports Council, established in Summer 2016, serves to unite club sports as a cohesive unit, representing students who aim to pursue a higher level of competition, sportsmanship, camaraderie and leadership. The Council meets monthly and plays a large role in future club sports decisions, addressing needs, wants and concerns of club sports teams. The Council is also an advocate and unified voice for club sports with the goal of facilitating the growth and success of the Club Sports program.


If you have any questions or concerns for the Council please contact


Jennifer Orie - President

Hi my name is Jenny Orie! I'm a Senior English Literature/Pre-Physical Therapy major from Buffalo, NY.  The role that I will play in the PCS Council is President.  Currently I am on the Pitt Club Cross Country Team.  The reason I play club sports is because sports have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.  Being involved in athletics has taught me the importance of dedication and a hard work ethic, and I have formed my most meaningful friendships on sports teams. I am happy to continue this growth as an athlete and individual by being a club athlete in college.  An interesting fact about me is I knew all the words to “Sweet Caroline” long before coming to Pitt, so I guess you could say I was born and bred for fourth quarter!

Courtney Bruch - Vice President

Hi my name is Courtney Bruch and a Senior Media and Professional Communications major, from Kensington, Maryland. My role on the Council is Vice President. I am on the Women's Club Lacrosse team and have been since Freshman year. I play club sports because it has allowed me to take on leadership roles and developing as more than just an athlete, while playing the sport that I love! I also love the competitiveness of my team and the club association on a national-scale. An interesting fact about me is that when I was little I wanted to be a firetruck.

Grace Nelson - Business Manager

Hello! My name is Grace Nelson and I am a Sophomore, Political Science Major from West Chester, PA.  I play on the Pitt Club Field Hockey Team.  For the upcoming academic year, I will be serving as the Business Manager for the Pitt Club Sports Council.  The reason I play sports is because I was raised to be an athlete and appreciate the lessons I could learn from competing (my parents used to tell my four brothers and sisters and I that we were our own basketball team).  I believe having access to positive outlets, like club sports, gives students a chance to form stronger relationships with their peers and become more well-rounded individuals.  An interesting fact about myself is in high school I broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Playing Cornhole (25 hours!).

Vishnu Kumar - Secretary

Hi my name is Vishnu Kumar.  I am a Senior Neuroscience major from Troy, Michigan.  The role that I will play on the PCS Council is Secretary and I play on the Pitt Racquetball Team.  The reason I play club sports is because to me, club sports is more than about progressing as an athlete. It's about building camaraderie with my teammates and watching the team grow and succeed. Playing club racquetball also gives me an outlet to express my competitive nature!  An interesting fact about me is I have a pet rabbit and a pet cat.

Mikayla Ambarian - Social Chair

My name is Mikayla Ambarian, and I’ll be a sophomore next year.  I’m a mathematical biology major from Wyomissing, PA.  My role on the council is the Social Chair.  I play club field hockey because I love field hockey and couldn’t imagine not playing in college. An interesting fact about me is that I love to water ski!


Council Meeting Minutes  Archive


October 2nd, 2017

November 6th, 2017

January 8th, 2018

February 5th, 2018