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10.10.2019 - Alex Goff

It's that time again, as we start to think who might be the top college rugby players in the country.

That would be the Rudy Scholz Award for men and the MA Sorensen Award for women. The awards are selected by a combination of fan voting, coach voting, and a panel of experts. 

05.06.2019 - Alex Goff

Life University center Harley Wheeler, newly-minted D1A champion, has won the Rudy Scholz Award as the top men’s college player of 2018-19.

04.24.2019 - Alex Goff

College teams as well as players and fans from around the country have voted to create the list of five finalists for the Rudy Scholz Award.

Given annually to the top men's college player in the country, the Rudy Scholz Award is sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, WA and has been presented each of the last three years.

03.29.2019 - Alex Goff

Fans and teams can vote to whittle the Rudy Scholz and MA Sorensen award nominees down to the finalists.

Here's how you can make your voice heard:

(Voting wraps up April 19)

If you are a coach or key leader of a college rugby team, vote here:

03.21.2019 - Alex Goff

The nominees for the Rudy Scholz Award have been released.

The award is named after former Santa Clara rugby star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Rudy Scholz, and since 2016 has been given annually to the best men's college rugby player in the country.

12.27.2018 - Alex Goff

The Rudy Scholz Award is given annually by the Washington Athletic Club of Seattle to the best men's college rugby player in the country.

06.20.2018 - Alex Goff

Game jerseys from each of the six current Washington Athletic Club award-winners are now officially on display at the WAC's Hagerty's Bar in Seattle.

06.20.2018 - Alex Goff

Game jerseys from each of the six current Washington Athletic Club award-winners are now officially on display at the WAC's Hagerty's Bar in Seattle.

06.08.2018 - Alex Goff

The top two college rugby players in the country will be honored Saturday in Seattle.

The Washington Athletic Club began sponsoring the Rudy Scholz Award and the MA Sorensen Award for the top men's and women's college rugby players (respectively) in 2016. That year, Dylan Audsley of Saint Mary's and Hope Rogers of Penn State were honored.

04.23.2018 - Alex Goff

Sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club of Seattle, the Rudy Scholz Award is presented to the top men's DI college rugby player for the school year 2017-18, and the MA Sorensen Award is presented to the top women's DI college player.

After a panel created a list of nominees, and fans and coaches voted, we are down to five finalists for each category. Here they are:

04.09.2018 - Alex Goff

Coaches of college rugby teams can vote in a special poll to help select the finalists for the Rudy Scholz and MA Sorensen awards for the top men's and women's college rugby players.

While there is a poll for fans ... 

Go here for the Scholz fan poll.

03.30.2018 - Alex Goff

A panel of coaches, administrators, and media members have selected the nominees for the 2017-18 Rudy Scholz Award.

Rudy Scholz was a standout for Santa Clara and won two Olympic gold medals in rugby in 1920 and 1924. He now lends his name to the award for the best men's D1 college player of the season.

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