GRR: NIRA Women
The finalists for the MA Sorensen Award as the top women's college rugby player in the United States have been selected.
A combination of coach/team votes, and fan votes, have whittled the list of nominees down to five finalists. The top fan vote-getter is an automatic finalist, and so is the top team vote-getter (those votes usually logged by coaches or team presidents).
Post University in Waterbury Conn. has announced its women’s rugby team will be joining the NCAA and the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) beginning in the Fall of 2020.
This is the first season for the Post University program.
Should USA Rugby, D1A, and NSCRO award college rugby players an additional year of eligibility because o the season has been shut down due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?
Coaches and observers have already put forth that idea, some within hours of hearing that USA Rugby has shut down the season. And there's no gray area here—the college rugby season is over.
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association crowned three champions Sunday in a day that showcased how much the women’s college game has come with the increase in the number of varsity teams.
Six teams are set to go for three separate NIRA championships Sunday at Harvard University’s Robert A. Mignone Field.
The games will be shown LIVE on ESPN+
Goff Rugby Report editor Alex Goff will join John Broker in the booth.