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PRESS RELEASE

This year’s National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s 7’s National Championship will feature sixteen teams who qualified through their conference championships and an at-large bid process. 

In 2014, only six teams participated in the inaugural championship after weeks of intense negotiation and coordination.  This year, close to seventy teams participated in the 7’s pathway and all sixteen teams who qualified confirmed their attendance within hours of being notified.  
 
The participation of The Claremont Colleges and Saint Mary’s College of California this season marks the first time that an NSCRO Women’s National Championship will include teams from both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, as well as teams representing a growing number of states in between.

2017 Teams:
Albright College, PA, Mount St Mary’s University, MD,  California University of Pennsylvania, PA, Neumann University, PA, The Claremont Colleges, CA, Simpson College, IA, Colgate University, NY, Saint Mary’s College of California, CA, College of William & Mary, VA, University of Findlay, OH, Colorado College, CO, University of Rochester, NY, Endicott College, MA, Wayne State College, NE, Lee University, TN, NYork College of Pennsylvania, PA.

The 2017 NSCRO Women’s National Championships will be held at Founders Field, 101 Eisele Rd, Cheswick, PA, on 29 – 30 April 2017.
 
The link to the schedule can be found here: http://bit.ly/NSCRO_2017-Womens-7s-Schedule.
 
All games on Field 1 will be streamed live and a link can be found on the NSCRO website at http://www.nscro.org.  

About National Small College Rugby Organization

Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 240 men’s and 135 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience.  

By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.

For more information, visit www.nscro.org and follow us on facebook.com/nscrorugby,@nscrorugby on Twitter and on @nscrorugby on Instagram.