Written by Press Release    Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:47    PDF Print Write e-mail
USA Rugby Confirms Men, Women College 7s Finalists
Sevens - Collegiate Sevens


Boulder, Colo.-- The 40 teams that will take part in the 2012 Emirates Airlines USA Rugby College Sevens National Championship have been determined.  In total, 24 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams will be squaring off Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in College Station, Texas at the Texas A&M University Campus.  The weekend will crown USA Rugby’s College 7s National Champions in this second annual tournament.

The men’s and women’s teams will be divided into four pools each, and will include the defending National Champions Life University (Men’s) and Norwich University (Women’s).  Men’s and women’s pools will be announced on Monday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 20, respectively.

This tournament will serve as an opportunity for over 600 student-athletes to showcase their skills for All-American and National Team selectors, who will have an eye on the talent coming through the college ranks.

With the inclusion of rugby sevens in the Olympics, many of the student-athletes who will compete in the tournament will have the opportunity to become Olympians in rugby in 2016.

Women’s Teams:
Boston College                                  
Ohio State
California
Oklahoma
Colorado                                            
Oregon State
Harvard
Princeton
James Madison                                  
Sam Houston State
Navy                                                  
Stanford
Northern Iowa                                    
Texas
Norwich                                              
Texas Tech

Men’s Teams:
Air Force
Lindenwood
Arkansas State                                
Middlebury
Bowling Green
Navy
California                                        
North Carolina State
California Poly-San Luis Obispo        
Northeastern
Central Washington                          
San Diego State
Colorado State
St. Mary’s
Dartmouth                                        
Texas
Davenport                                        
Texas A&M
Delaware                                          
Virginia
Kutztown                                        
Western Washington
Life                                                  
Wisconsin