Most Helpful Girl
Girls enjoy when men ask them out, and what can hurt from doing it? If you already believe she will say no, but she says yes then you win. If she says no, then it's not too awkward if you play it right.
One tip my friend did with his now wife ( who was older than him in college, and they were in activities together ;) He told her to give him a 30 day trial - no worry guarantee. I thought it was cute when they told us that. Ask her to give you a try, and if she doesn't like it no hard feelings and you can continue having fun in your campus activities.
Most Helpful Guy
If you're already in talks with her, why not give it a shot?
Although, you sound like friendzone material to me; prove me wrong.