In January 2014, Life University announced the addition of Women's Rugby as a varsity sport for the 2014-2015 school year. The success of the two men's rugby teams is well-documented, having won national championships in both the undergraduate intercollegiate division, and the men's club division. Adding women's rugby was a natural progression for Life U's expanding athletics department.
The Women’s All American team is full of a diverse group of players.
Two (Anne Peterson and Erin Overcash) boasting USA caps in 15s, and two more (Natalie Kosko and Amy Naber) who have received high-level 7s notice, while on the other and of the spectrum, several players from lower-profile programs such as Bailey Johnson (St. Cloud) and Melissa Olman (Molloy).
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby has released the list of 25 elite players named to the USA Rugby AIG Women’s Collegiate All-American team for the upcoming tour of Canada.
Over 100 athletes participated in regional combine camps in May and June, making the selection process extremely difficult for WCAA Head Coach Martha Daines.
Penn State grad BIanca Dalal is off to join the USA 7s Women's team at the Olympic Training Center.
Dalal, a wing, fullback and scrumhalf with the Nittany Lions, was a big part of the Penn State run to a DI title this spring. She also caught the eye of USA 7s Coach Ric Suggitt during the fall 7s campaign.
Unperturbed by the absence of one of the best young 7s players in the USA, the Penn State Nittany Lions still won the Women's Collegiate Rugby Championships 7s invitational tournament this past weekend, defeating a dogged James Madison in the process.