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Women’s College Rugby: D1 Elite, D1, DII and NSCRO. National Intercollegiate  Rugby Association has NCAA D1-III divisions.

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) announced the final teams that will compete for the Women’s Division I Club title at the Collegiate Rugby Championship in New Orleans. Division I Club National Finalists Grand Valley State and IUPUI automatically qualified for the tournament as champions of the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley conference tournaments, respectively. Both teams are undefeated in Spring 7s, and are riding strong momentum into May Madness. Great Waters’ UW-Eau Claire and MARC’s Kutztown are strong contenders for the medal rounds. UWEC is undefeated this spring and features All American, Suisie Dixon while Kutztown brings…

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…

National Collegiate Rugby Release The 2022 CRC will feature the top women’s teams in the country and deliver unprecedented exposure to the rapidly-growing women’s game. With 28 teams, this year’s CRC will be the largest ever national championship event for women’s rugby 7s. Fans can expect a balanced, highly-competitive competition across the 16 Premier teams and 12 Division I Club programs. The innovative bracket structure ensures that every match counts as teams will battle for the Cup, as well as trophies in several consolation brackets.The top women’s referees will be officiating all weekend, and the CRC is committed to an…

 Women’s Collegiate All-American XVs Head Coach Katie Dowty selected her match day 26 player roster to face the WPL East All Stars on August 1 at 5 PM MT at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. The match is part of a day one Women’s All Star Week doubleheader with the WPL West and D1/D2 All Stars facing each other at 3 PM MT,  which will be followed by the All-American game. Losers from Day One will face off at 9:30 AM MT on Day Two, followed by winners from Day One at 11:30 AM MT. All matches are…

On Sunday, March 24 the USA Rugby Women’s D1 Elite SEmifinals will be held at John S. Roberts Rugby Pitch at Furman University. The first semifinal features last year’s champions, the Lindenwood Lions, against Central Washington University. The second semifinal features last year’s runner-up, Life University against Penn State. The winners from this weekend will advance to the D1 Elite National Championship on Sunday, April 7 at Stanford University’s Steuber Rugby Stadium. Kickoff times for the two semifinals are 11 am and 1 pm ET, with streaming details to be announced by USA Rugby later this week. Semifinal 1: Lindenwood…

September 2, 2017 Quinnipiac Earns Win Over Army West Point Women’s Rugby to Open New Facility Photo: Logos Quinnipiac Bobcats & Army West Point Women’s Rugby Doug Coil Two time defending national champion Quinnipiac women’s rugby team opened their 2017 season with a 42-22 victory over Army West Point at their new field on the Mount Carmel campus in Hamden, Connecticut. Both Mikah Maples and Ilona Maher had hat trick on the day. Quinnipiac took an early 5-0 lead in as Mikah Maples scored a try from the wide channel. Army answered back six minutes later with a try by…

August 31, 2017 NIRA Preseason Rankings NAtional Intercollegiate Rugby Association Release MARSHFIELD, Mass. – The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) announced the 2017 preseason coaches poll as voted on by the league’s head coaches. The Bobcats from Quinnipiac University were selected as the preseason favorites to defend their 2016 NIRA crown. The Bobcats were unanimous favorites in the number-one position and return seven All-American selections to the squad, including 2017 MA Sorensen Award Winner, Ilona Maher. The squad begins their quest to defend their back-to-back titles as they open their 2017 campaign on Saturday against Army. Last year’s National runner-ups…

August 16, 2017 Mel Denham Named Harvard Women’s Rugby Head Coach Harvard Athletics Release CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – “Harvard Athletics has announced the hiring of Mel Denham as the head coach of women’s rugby. Denham joins the Crimson after a three-year tenure as the head coach at Central Washington. “We are thrilled to announce Mel Denham as the head coach of women’s rugby,” said Bob Scalise, the John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics. “Mel has been very successful as a head coach, and she was instrumental in helping the women’s program’s elevation to varsity status as an assistant coach.…

August 14, 2017 Ken Pape Named Colby-Sawyer Women’s Rugby Head Coach  Colby-Sawyer Athletics Release NEW LONDON, N.H. – July 7, 2017 – Colby-Sawyer Co-Athletic Director Bill Foti has announced the hiring of Ken Pape as the head coach of the women’s rugby program. Pape will take over a very successful women’s rugby club program as it transitions to varsity status for the 2018 fall season. The team, which boasts a 75-48 program record, is currently affiliated with the New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU) and has won five conference titles. Colby-Sawyer also has five divisional second place finishes and five…

May 17, 2017 NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side Photo: Todd Bauders, Contrast Photography (Mary Kate McNulty, captain – center) National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: Medford, NJ 17 May 2017 The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) is proud to announce the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side team that will compete in the Collegiate Rugby Championships to be held at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA on 02 – 04 June 2017. This is the third outing for the program. The team competed in the 2016 CRC where they were seeded 16th and finished in 5th place followed by…

May 9, 2017 Teagan Hill-Norby & Ornella Bisamaza 2016 NSCRO Women’s Best Tackles of the Year Photo: NSCRO – Winner of the NSCRO Best Tackle of the Year, Teagan Hill-Norby of Northwestern College (L) and runner-up Ornella Bisamaza of Ohio Wesleyan University National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: May 9, 2017  Medford, NJ  09 May 2017 – Congratulations to Teagan Hill-Norby of Northwestern College, Iowa, the winner of the 2016 National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s Best Tackle of the Year and runner-up, Ornella Bisamaza of Ohio Wesleyan University. In shortlisting the final tackles, emphasis was placed on technique, situation,…

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…

March 30, 2017 Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Rugby Becomes Varsity Program, Farrah Douglas Head Coach Photo: Mount Athletics Mount Athletics Release; March 30, 2017 Mount St. Mary’s University Director of Athletics Lynne Robinson announced the Mount will elevate the women’s rugby program to full varsity status beginning with competition this coming fall. The decision makes the Mount one of only seven NCAA Division I programs in the nation and means the university will compete against some of the nation’s most respected academic institutions. Robinson has also announced the hiring of Farrah Douglas as head coach for the inaugural varsity team.…

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