Dartmouth W

Dartmouth W

About

"The Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Club is a college club sports team that competes with teams in the Ivy League and across the nation. The DWRC is a member of the Ivy Rugby Conference and competes in Division I of USA Rugby college rugby. Dartmouth Women's Rugby has a strong tradition of excellence. Each season, members of the team explore the limits of their strength and endurance. Team officers and senior players work on all aspects of running the organization, gaining valuable leadership skills while creating a lasting legacy for the next generation of athletes. With a forward-looking approach, an incredibly active, large, and loyal alumni body, a full array of coaches and trainers, and arguably the most beautiful rugby facilities in the country, Dartmouth College remains one of the best places in the United States to pursue a collegiate rugby experience. "
"The DWRC was founded in the spring of 1978, when a women’s rugby team from Concord, NH, sent information about rugby to the women's athletics office at Dartmouth. Several women liked the idea, and got together to form the DWRC. The club went hunting for a coach and turned to the men's rugby club, where they found Dave Van Wie '79. That spring, Van Wie whipped up a team that ended their first season 3-0. Since then, the DWRC has had a long tradition of excellence, including eleven appearances in the Collegiate Division I U.S. National Tournament, three Elite Eight finishes, two Northeastern Rugby Union Championships, three New England Rugby Union Championships, and nine Ivy League titles. The DWRC has also toured every year since 1987, visiting rugby teams all over North America and Europe. With the completion of the Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse in 2005, Dartmouth College Women's and Men's Rugby now have the facilities to match their incredibly rich team traditions and history. "

Prospective Players

"The Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Club seeks talented athletes who are committed to training their minds and their bodies to improve athletic performance and contribute to our tradition of achievement. Our players come from all backgrounds and levels of experience, but we are brought together by our commitment to one another and our desire to succeed. We expect excellence from every player, and confront challenges as a team unified by the common values of sportsmanship, dedication, and athleticism. Interested students should visit our website (www.dartmouthwomensrugby.com), where they can fill out our prospective player questionnaire and find contact information for our coach and team officers. "