Club Sports - Women's Rugby

Women's Rugby

Student Representative

Cedar Sands                                                           Sarah Post                                        
csands2@students.fairmontstate.edu                     twinpostsarah@gmail.com     
304-771-6697                                                           304-5170779

Coach

Raymond Bezjak
rbezjak87@gmail.com
681-209-5781

Student Advisor

Gregory Noone
gregory.noone@fairmontstate.edu
304-367-4673

The Women's Rugby Team participates in the NSCRO - National Small College Rugby Organization  http://www.nscro.org/home
They play in Region 3 - Central, in the Allegheny Rugby Union League and each participant must CIPP with USA Rugby to participate.

Minimum requirements to participate:  currently enrolled in Fairmont State University for at least 6 credit hours, 2.0 or greater overall GPA, must have personal health insurance.

Date                      Team                                   Site                                        Allegheny Rugby Union Championship Tournament
September 21       IUP                                      away                                        St. Vincent  W 14-5
September 28       St. Vincent                           home                                       Robert Morris Univeristy   W 31-5
October 5              Grove City College              away                                       Clarion  W  46-5
October 12            Robert Morris University     away                                        championship match v Alderson Broaddus  L 15-25
October 19            Clarion                                 home   
November 3           Alderson Broaddus             away    

“The Fairmont State University Women’s Rugby team had a very successful Fall 2019 season.  The team earned a regular season record of 12-3, finishing second overall in regular season play.  During the tournament (Allegheny Rugby Union Championship Tournament), the team placed 2nd losing only to Alderson Broaddus in the championship match scoring a total 106 points and holding their opponents to just 40.  The league consists of teams from Saint Vincent, Robert Morris, Clarion, Allegheny, AB, Marshall and Theil.  Through the help of their volunteer coaches – Raymond Bezjak and Larry Deese the team is now one of the top 3 best conditioned teams in the Allegheny Rugby Union.  The ladies have devoted significant time to conditioning and practices as well as a new dynamic warm-up routine to help decrease knee related injuries with the girls.  7 players were invited to the tryout for the All Star Allegheny Rugby Team.  Only 14 players from a pool of 10 schools were selected.  This season we are proud to announce that two women from our Fairmont State team were selected and will be traveling to St. Petersburg, Florida this weekend to compete in the NSCRO All Star Tournament.  Cedar Sands and Morgan Southern will be representing Fairmont State University and we wish them safe travels and a great game.  Another exciting note is that the team’s overall average GPA for the Fall 2019 semester was 3.38. Of the 15 women roster, two earned a 4.0, and ten earned 3.24 or higher. "