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After a full day of intense rugby play on Saturday followed by a game delay due to lightning and another round of matches on Sunday, Colgate University defeated the three-time returning champions, Wayne State College, to take home the trophy as the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s 7s National Champions with a score of 15-12.
Lee University defeated Colorado College 31-10 to finish in third place.
The Women’s 7s National Championship took place at Founders Field in Cheswick, PA on 29 – 30 April 2017.
Sixteen women’s collegiate teams from across the US participated in the event:
Albright College - Reading, PA, Mount St. Mary's University - Emmitsburgh, MD, California University of PA - California, PA, Neumann University - Aston, PA, The Claremont Colleges - Claremont, CA, Simpson College - Indianola, IA, Colgate University - Hamilton, NY, Saint Mary's College of CA - Moraga, CA, College of William & Mary - Williamsburg, VA, University of Findlay - Findlay, OH, Colorado College - Colorado Springs, CO, University of Rochester - Rochester, NY, Endicott College - Beverly, MA, Wayne State College - Wayne, NE, Lee University - Cleveland, TN, York College of Pennsylvania - York, PA
Teams were divided into four pools with four teams each, with matches played concurrently on two fields. Matches on Field 1 were live-streamed, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Harlequins RFA.