National Collegiate Rugby Release
National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) announced the 12 teams participating in the 2022 Women’s Small College 7s National Championship in Pittsburgh, PA. The two-day tournament will take place on April 30 and May 1 at the Pittsburgh Harlequins Founder’s Field.
The championship tournament kicks off on Saturday night at 4:00pm EST with two rounds of pool play. The top eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals on Sunday, with the remaining four teams competing in a consolation bracket.
The national championship includes the top teams from the nearly 100 women’s 7s programs across the country. The competitions committee awarded national championship bids to nine conference champions and three at-large teams based on the strength of their respective spring schedules.
Washington University of St. Louis
University of South Dakota
Upstate New York
St. Bonaventure University
University of Chicago
Upstate New York (at-large bid)
University of Rochester
Colonial Coast (at-large bid)
Plymouth State University
Eastern Pennsylvania (at-large bid)
University of Loyola Maryland
Women’s Small College Commissioner Jessie Blitz commented, “We have a great mix of veteran programs and new teams battling for the national championship. The conference tournaments were very competitive, and I’m confident the teams will bring this high level of play to Pittsburgh.”
The Small College National Championship precedes the women’s Premier and Division I Club National Championships, which will take place in New Orleans at the Collegiate Rugby Championship on May 28-29.
The NCR website provides the full tournament schedule and ticket information.