University of California

University of California

About

Established in 1998, the Cal Women’s Rugby Team is a Tier 1 Sport Club at the University of California, Berkeley. The team competes in the highly competitive Pacific Mountain D1 Conference, which includes Stanford, Chico State, UC Davis, and UCLA. The team has advanced to the Pacific Coast playoffs for the last 8 years, where it faces regional competition from teams such as Oregon, Oregon State, and Cougars Rugby (BYU Women). The team also has the opportunity to host touring sides and travel, playing teams such as Arizona Sate University, Colorado, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UCLA. In 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2013, the team advanced to the USA Rugby Round of 16 National Tournament and finished in the Elite 8 in 2012, our highest finish to date. In Fall 2013, the team advanced to the 7s National Tournament in Greensboro, NC, finishing fourth. The current roster consists of approximately 40 players and the team fields two sides, a varsity level side, and a reserves side during the competitive season. New players’ prior experience in rugby ranges from no experience to 4 years of play during high school. The team provides the opportunity for competitive play as well as the development of rugby skills for players of all experience levels. The team has consistently had players named to the USA Rugby Women’s Collegiate All American squad. Players from the Cal Women’s Rugby team have also been successful in select side play and have been selected for the USA Rugby Women’s National Team, the Women’s 7s National Team, the Women’s Collegiate and U20 National Team.
IN the summer of 2013, we have one alumna playing with the USA Rugby Women's 7s team, 1 alumna coaching with the USA Rugby women's HSAA program, one current player traveling with the USA Under Women's 20 team, and another player with the USA Rugby Women's All Americans.

Prospective Players

We can offer some assistance with admissions for several prospective student athletes each year. Contact Mari Triplett, Head Coach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in attending UC Berkeley and playing Women's Rugby.