Founded in 1827, Lindenwood University (LU) is a dynamic four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Nestled amid the beautiful linden trees, our historic 500-acre campus is situated in the heart of St. Charles, Mo., a growing community of more than 65,000 just west of St. Louis. U offers more than 200-degree programs to more than 16,000 students through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to an integrative liberal arts curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and future of our students. The LU Men’s and Women’s Rugby programs are fully funded varsity programs that compete at the highest level of Division I competition. Men currently compete in the Mid-South conference in USA Rugby DI-A. The women compete in the Division I Independent Conference, and in the USA Rugby DI-Elite Playoffs and offer a full 15’s program in the Fall and full 7’s program in the Spring. The 15s program was ranked top 3 in the Nation this past Fall. University support includes academic and athletic scholarship awards to qualified student athletes, all travel expenses, equipment, uniforms, state of the art weight room/training center, video analysis and coding, athletic trainers at all practices and matches including pre/rehab, meal per diems, plus a new turf rugby pitch for daily training and matches. The high-performance rugby academy environment enables student athletes to flourish as a player and person. Student Athletes also have access to high performance athletic testing centers, strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists and tutors for academic subjects. Lindenwood has a dedicated 7s program each Spring led by former Old Blue Women’s 7s coach, Atlantis 7s coach, Billy Nicholas. Lindenwood placed 2nd place, runner up for the 2015 CRC Cup in the first year they competed. Lindenwood also finished 2nd place at the Las Vegas 7s Invitational in January 2016.