Albright College Women's Rugby to Compete in National Championship
April 29, 2014
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
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.
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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