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Rugby Chat with Coach Carlson, Quinnipiac University Women’s Rugby Champions Women’s College Rugby in the U.S. is expanding at a rapid clip. As a...

Rugby Chat with Coach Carlson, Quinnipiac University Women’s Rugby Champions

Women’s College Rugby in the U.S. is expanding at a rapid clip. As a result there are close to 20 teams who have gone NCAA (NIRA) and more to come! Therefore many prospective students and families have lots of questions. Welcome Becky Carlson, Head Coach of Quinnipiac University’s National Championship Women’s Rugby Program!  She’s stopping in to share some of her top tips for prospective student-athletes!

Asked for one or two things Coach Carlson wished parents knew about the women’s rugby recruiting process, she said,

“My wish for parents is to continue to be curious about the process of recruiting without having to succumb to the temptation to overtake it. I think that’s a huge challenge …”

In addition, watch our video interview to pick up valuable insights on the rugby recruiting process.

NIRA is the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association

Karen Fong Donoghue

Karen has been active in the rugby community for almost 20 years and knows firsthand what it takes to be successful at the highest levels of the game. Her rugby accolades include competing at the collegiate Division I level, being selected as a Collegiate All-American and National U-23 player, and currently serving as a top national referee and World Rugby Educator. She is the founder of The Ruggers Edge, a college advisory firm especially for rugby players.

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