Entries by Lucy Zugschwert

Penn Mutual Student Leader of the Month – Jocelyn Pérez

NCR would like to congratulate Jocelyn Pérez (University of Chicago) on being selected as the Penn Mutual Small College Student-Leader of the Month for November 2020! Jocelyn’s teammate who nominated her, Julia Gerdin says that, “Jocelyn Pérez is co-captain of our University of Chicago Women’s Rugby team. In addition to balancing rigorous academic coursework and […]

Penn Mutual Coach of the Month – Jeremy Ognall

Congratulations to Jeremy Ognall, Head Coach of Claremont Colleges Men’s Rugby Clubs on his selection as the Penn Mutual Coach of the month for November. Jeremy says: “While I appreciate the award and the recognition from NCR that goes with it, I would like to say that it’s clearly an award earned over the past […]

USD Women’s Virtual Season Champion!

The Coyotes continued their strong performance through the Final Four and won the championship. Congratulations, University of South Dakota, and well done! Eden Liebenthal, President of the Women’s Rugby Club commented on the NCR virtual season and the team’s experience, In a climate full of social, physical, and wellness challenges, the virtual season gave us […]

NCR Makes Big Addition to our Organization

National Collegiate Rugby has tabbed Pat Clifton as 7s Commissioner. He will be charged with overseeing NCR’s various 7s championships.  Clifton comes to NCR having spent a decade with United World Sports, the owner and operator of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. He also brings more than a dozen years of administrative experience in […]

Missouri S&T Men’s Virtual Season Champion!

The Miners continued their strong performance through the Final Four and won the championship. Congratulations, Missouri S&T, and well done! Greg White NCR Men’s Virtual National Championship Coordinator, says the teams were all very engaged and provided great examples of what NCR can be on social media (particularly their Instagram pages) and through their commitment […]

Match Preview: Army vs Navy Saturday October 31

Fall rugby is back in a big way.  This Saturday, October 31, the US Naval Academy take on West Point, Army Knights in Annapolis, MD.  The men’s team plays at 2:00pm EST, immediately following the Army v Navy women’s match up at 11:00am. The men’s match will be streamed live on Facebook. Tune in to […]

Rugby East Conference Joins National Collegiate Rugby

National Collegiate Rugby has announced that the Rugby East Conference will join its men’s competition in 2021. Rugby East is one of the premier Division 1 rugby conferences in the nation and consistently produces nationally ranked teams. The conference has a long and proud history in collegiate rugby and has recently grown to include Navy. […]


NCR strives to set affordable levels for our players while ensuring the organization provides exceptional services, safe environments and high-quality competitions. For the first time, all member fees will be invested directly into the support and growth of college rugby.   NCR offers two payment structures for our members. These options help meet the diverse […]

Gift Egbelu appointed as Men’s Growth & Development Coordinator

National Collegiate Rugby has appointed Gift Egbelu as the Men’s Growth & Development Coordinator effective October 1. In this new position, Gift will assist new and emerging clubs, build the profile of rugby with collegiate communities, and grow the number of men’s teams across all divisions. Gift reports to Men’s Director Steve Hiatt. Commenting on Gift’s […]

NCR Protects all Referees

National Collegiate Rugby has a long history of providing quality referee coverage and working closely with both referees and local referee organizations. In establishing the new NCR insurance program, we strived to provide broad coverage for referees and make it easy for them to participate in the program. We consulted with referee organizations and obtained […]