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07.25.2014 - Alex Goff

Reports are that USA Rugby is looking into developing a DIA division for women's college rugby.

DIA already exists for the men. It was started in 2011 as the College Premier League and then renamed the College Premier Division, before being renamed again as DIA.

07.23.2014 - Alex Goff
The big test this summer for a huge group of young women rugby players came with trips to Canada. The Midwest U23 Thunderbirds took a U23 and U20 team to Mosquito Heaven, otherwise known as Brandon, Manitoba. There the T-Birds U20s played four shortened games over two days.
07.20.2014 - Alex Goff

The Women's Collegiate All Americans hammered the Ontario Junior Storm women's side, a mostly U20 team, 63-7 to round out their Canadian assembly.

The All Americans were in command early and showed some unselfish play and smart ball movement throughout, even when the subs ran in.

07.20.2014 - Alex Goff

Women’s Collegiate All American Head Coach Martha Daines has named a changed side to play the Ontario U20s Sunday.

07.19.2014 - Alex Goff

The Midwest U23 Women Thunderbirds defeated the Prairie team of Canada's National Women's League 43-24 Saturday as part of the Thunderbirds' tour to Canada.

The teams were very close for much of the game before a speedy and athletic Thunderbirds squad put the game away with three tries in 11 minutes.

07.19.2014 - Alex Goff

The Midwest women’s age-grade select sides, the Thunderbirds, are right in the middle of a trip to the Canadian prairie.

The Thunderbirds U20s defeated Manitoba U18s 67-0 and Saskatchewan U18s 41-0 in shortened games on Saturday. The U23s will face the Prairie National Women’s League team later on Saturday. Then they do it all over again on Sunday.

07.18.2014 - Alex Goff

The Women’s Collegiate All Americans needed a late comeback, but they got it and defeated the Ontario women’s provincial side 24-17 Friday evening in Scarborough, Ont.


07.18.2014 - GRR Staff

USA Rugby'a Women Collegiate All-Americans have named their squad to face the Ontario Storm Friday night at the University of Toronto, Scarbarough rugby pitch.

07.12.2014 - GRR Staff

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.

07.06.2014 - Alex Goff

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).

07.01.2014 - GRR Staff

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.

06.19.2014 - GRR Staff

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.