Tennessee's wakeboard club starts in the fall. We have under grads, grad students, and teachers in the club.
We do a try out around the last week in Aug. for the "team".
The way the collegiate events are setup allows freshmen to make the team, ride in a regional event (usually hosted in September or October), then ride in Nationals which are usually in April, May, or early june.
Members of the club and team get to ride as much as they want. We typically ride 4 times a week. Since our boat is located next to the main campus, that allows us to get out on the water before and after school. It is definitely a great opportunity to not only progressively get better, but to also create some awesome friendships.
I am stoked that the collegiate wakeboard scene is getting larger. Hopefully one day it will progress from being student led organizations to actual athletic programs with paid coaches and ncaa sanctions...I think that is wishful thinking, but who knows.