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Albright College Women's Rugby to Compete in National Championship 

 

 

April 29, 2014

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Reading, Pa. – The Albright College women’s rugby team will compete in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s 7s National Championship at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., this Saturday and Sunday.

This is the first year NSCRO will hold a women’s small college 7s national championship. The 7s style of rugby features seven players per team, as opposed to the typical 15 players.

Albright is one of only six teams from across the country competing in the round-robin style championship. The Lions were seeded after placing third at a 7s tournament on April 5, in which 14 teams competed.

Albright women’s rugby has never played in a 7s national tournament but has competed for 15s national titles several times, including in fall 2012, when the team placed fourth, and in fall 2011, when they placed second. Women’s rugby is a club sport at Albright.

NSCRO was founded in 2007 to organize the Division III and Division IV college rugby national playoff system.

 

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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