Defending Women’s Champion Life University, Penn State, and 12 of the Nation’s Top Women’s Rugby 7s Teams Announced for 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship
World’s Largest Collegiate Rugby Festival Returns to Talen Energy Stadium Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – February 23, 2017 – Defending women’s champion Life University, former champion Penn State, finalist Lindenwood University and 13 of the nation’s top women’s college Rugby 7s squads comprise the 16-team women’s national championship field in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, set for Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia.
This is the second consecutive year that the women’s championship field includes 16 teams, and will also be the second consecutive year that the women’s championship final will be televised live nationally on NBC Sports Network.
Tickets are now on sale at http://www.usasevenscrc.com.
Leading the field this summer is defending women’s champion Life University, which captured the crown last June with a 19-10 victory over Lindenwood University. Lindenwood also returns for the 2017 competition, along with three-time champion and Philadelphia-area favorite Penn State, which won the title in 2013, 2014 and 2015. They are joined by the women’s Rugby 7s teams from Bloomsburg, Clemson, Dartmouth, Delaware, Indiana, Kutztown, Navy, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Temple and the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Selects squad, an all-star team chosen from the best of the NSCRO’s sevens teams. Two more women’s Rugby 7s teams will be added to the field shortly.