National Collegiate Rugby Release
9 August — National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) named 107 student athletes as 2020-21 Scholastic All Americans.
The 2020-21 group represents NCR’s inaugural naming of Scholastic All Americans. The program will become an annual recognition of NCR’s high performing student athletes, and is expected to grow as rugby clubs return to a normal schedule in 2021-22.
The Scholastic All American list includes 41 women and 66 men across all NCR divisions. To qualify as a Scholastic All American, each student athlete must have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher for the academic year and actively participated in either an A-Side 15s, 10s, or 7s match with their school’s rugby program.
Amongst women’s programs, Bryant University and Wayne State University placed the most student athletes on the list with seven and six women, respectively. Several schools each recognize five Scholastic All Americans including Baldwin Wallace University, Davenport University, Endicott College, and the University of Northern Iowa.
The Susquehanna University men’s program named 14 Scholastic All Americans. This is followed by the University of Loyola-Maryland and Mount Saint Mary’s University with seven honorees each. Salve Regina will recognize five Scholastic All Americans, while several schools have four recipients each including Christendom College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Wabash College, and Wheeling University.
“NCR congratulates each of our Scholastic All Americans for their hard work and academic achievement. It’s been a particularly difficult year due to the COVID restrictions, but each of these student athletes has demonstrated a strong commitment to learning while contributing to their team’s success on the pitch. ” said Jeremy Treece, NCR CEO.
Attachment: http://Complete list of Scholastic All Americans
About National Collegiate Rugby
National Collegiate Rugby is the largest collegiate rugby organization with over 600 men’s and women’s teams. Evolving from the National Small College Rugby Organization, which was founded in 2007, NCR now serves small colleges, Division II and Division I programs. NCR’s sole focus is the growth and development of college rugby through a range of competitions and championship pathways, member services and governance. For more information, visit ncrugby.org.