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Encyclopedia > Ontario University Athletics

Ontario University Athletics is the governing body of Ontario universities who compete in the a variety of varsity sports. The OUA came into being in 1997 with the merger of the Ontario Universities Athletics Association and the Ontario Women's Intercollegiate Athletics Association.


The OUA is one of the CIS conferences, along with Atlantic University Sport, Canada West Universities Athletics Association, and the Quebec Student Sports Federation. CIS Logo Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ... Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ...


Member Universities

Member Universities of the OUA are:

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Sports

Member Universities of the OUA compete in a variety of sports at both the varsity and club levels, including badminton, baseball, basketball, Cross Country, curling, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, football, golf, ice hockey, nordic skiing, rowing, rugby, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. In the United States and Canada, varsity sports teams are the principal athletic teams representing a college, university, or high school or other secondary school. ... Badminton court, isomorphic view Badminton is a racket (or racquet) sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles). ... Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball at a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical bat that can be made out of either... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Cross-country running Cross-country skiing Cross-country equestrianism Cross-country or XC mountain biking Cross-country or XC flying Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running Virgin Cross-Country is a rail franchise in the... Curling is a precision team sport similar to bowls or bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of prepared ice by two teams of four players each, using heavy polished granite stones which they slide down the ice towards a target area called the house. ... Russian Ivan Tourchine and American Weston Kelsey fence in the second round of the Olympic Mens Individual Épée event at the Helliniko Fencing Hall on Aug. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Nordic skiing is a term that includes the Olympic winter sports: Cross country skiing Ski jumping Nordic combined See also: Telemark skiing ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... A Rugby player Rugby football refers to sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Squash racquet and ball The game is played by two players, with standard rackets (or occasionally four players for doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. ... A breaststroke swimmer Swimming is a technique to move unaided through water. ... Tennis ball This article is about the sport. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams, separated by a high net, hit a ball back and forth over the net between the teams. ... Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, football (soccer), basketball, ice hockey, rugby and wrestling. ... The Wrestlers from Uffizi Gallery, Florence. ...


Winners of OUA championships generally go on to compete in the national CIS competition, against the champions of the other three conferences.


External links

  • Ontario University Athletics homepage
  • CIS Webpage

 
 

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