May 1, 2017
Colgate University Wins 2017 NSCRO Women’s 7s National Championships
Photo: NSCRO (Colgate Women’s Rugby)
National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release
Medford, NJ 01 May 2017 – After a full day of intense rugby play on Saturday followed by a game delay due to lightning and another round of matches on Sunday, Colgate University defeated the three-time returning champions, Wayne State College, to take home the trophy as the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s 7s National Champions with a score 15-12.
Lee University defeated Colorado College 31-10 to finish in third place.
The Women’s 7s National Championship took place at Founders Field in Cheswick, PA on 29 – 30 April 2017. Sixteen women’s collegiate teams from across the US participated in the event:
Albright College – Reading, PA Mount St. Mary’s University – Emmitsburgh, MD
California University of PA – California, PA Neumann University – Aston, PA
The Claremont Colleges – Claremont, CA Simpson College – Indianola, IA
Colgate University – Hamilton, NY Saint Mary’s College of CA – Moraga, CA
College of William & Mary – Williamsburg, VA University of Findlay – Findlay, OH
Colorado College – Colorado Springs, CO University of Rochester – Rochester, NY
Endicott College – Beverly, MA Wayne State College – Wayne, NE
Lee University – Cleveland, TN York College of Pennsylvania – York, PA
Teams were divided into four pools with four teams each, with matches played concurrently on two fields. Matches on Field 1 were live-streamed, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Harlequins RFA.
A full report and scores will be available shortly on our website, www.nscro.org/womens7.
About National Small College Rugby Organization
Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 240 men’s and 135 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience.
By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.
NSCRO is “The Home of Small College Rugby in America”.
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