The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association, the league of NCAA Varsity women's college rugby teams, has named its All American list for the 2016-17 season.
Thirty-one athletes were chosen from the 14 college teams competing in NIRA, with another 12 making honorable mention. Here is the list:
2016-17 NIRA RUGBY ALL-AMERICANS
Following the Fall 2016 season which bore witness to three Tri-State Rugby Conference women's teams participating in the Round of 32 Fall Championship, the All-Conference selections have been announced.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - USA Rugby has announced the venues for the 2017 USA Rugby College XVs National Championships and 2017 USA Rugby College 7s National Championships.
(This article is listed as a Column because it contains GRR opinions as well as some reportage) - USA Rugby is looking for feedback on a new document that is designed to formalize women's college DI and DII designation.
The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has just released the NSCRO Women's Top 20 Fall Rankings.
Leading the rankings is Wayne State College, the 2016 Women's National Champion. They are followed by Colgate University, Lee University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and rounding out the top five is SUNY Cortland.
West Point Army women’s rugby is holding its first ever camp for girls HS players in July.
More specific details are to come - but players should save the date and check back with Goff Rugby Report for further details.
Last year’s women’s DI fall final was a study in frustration.
It wasn’t that observers like this writer wanted any one specific team to win or lose; we just wanted to see a good game. We didn’t. Errors and fumbles were the feature of a game where UConn, making the fewer of the errors, prevailed.
The feeling that this might be Winona State’s year seemed justified on Saturday evening.
WSU had, after all, powered past Coast Guard using their powerful backline, while Davenport had all they could handle against Vassar.
It’s a repeat of the 2015 fall final, as Davenport and Winona State will meet up for the women’s DII college fall championship.
The kickoff times for the College Fall Championships at Furman University have been set.
The games will be webcast on The Rugby Channel (free to access).Direct link is here.
The schedule is as follows:
The Coast Guard Academy’s run to the USA Rugby Women’s DII fall semis has been a difficult one.
Unlike some of the others in the final four, the Bears have had one or two very tight games to work through.