NORTHFIELD, VT. – Norwich University, the 2011 USA Rugby Collegiate Sevens champions, was picked atop the first Division II spring poll compiled by RugbyMag.com. The announcement was made March 7.
The Cadets, sporting an 18-1 record with the Sevens matches included, won the Division II Northeast Qualifiers’ tournament last November with a 46-0 victory over Vassar College of New York. The decision earned them a spot in USA Rugby’s Collegiate Sweet 16 National Championship tournament this spring. Coach Austin Hall’s squad goes to Princeton, New Jersey, for its section where they will face Rutgers in one of two semifinals April 21.
Norwich’s spring schedule opens March 24 with a trip to Penn State University in University Park, Penn. It is a doubleheader with the Cadets’ men’s program.
The complete RugbyMag.com Division II women’s poll can be viewed at http://www.rugbymag.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3683:women-dii-college-top-25-march-7-2012&catid=139:rankings-rugbymag-premier&Itemid=379.