AIC – Collegiate Rugby Championship


American International College (AIC) was founded in 1885 by the Reverend Calvin E. Amaron with the purpose of educating international immigrants who were coming to America through New York. Located in historic Springfield, Massachusetts, AIC provides an intimate and inclusive educational experience for 3,387 undergraduate and graduate students.

AIC can trace its men’s rugby roots back as early as 1890, making it one of the first schools in the nation to play the game. Revived in 2009 as a varsity modeled club sport, AIC fields an A and B side within a tight knit, family-like team of 36 players. After moving to Division 1-AA in 2013, AIC has won back-to-back-to-back East Coast Rugby Conference championships and URugby Bowl Series games, with notable wins over Penn State, Dartmouth, Boston College, Clemson, and Iona. In 2015 This is American Rugby named AIC their College Team of the Year as the Yellow Jackets finished the fall season ranked #1 in the nation. AIC’s success has also continued on the 7s pitch, finishing in 2nd place at the 2016 USA Rugby 7s National Championships and ranking 3rd overall behind only Cal and St. Mary’s. Under the guidance of Head Coach Rob Guiry and led by captain Kurtis Werner and All-Americans Jihad Khabir and Christian Adams, AIC is looking to turn some heads in its long awaited Penn Mutual CRC debut.

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