BOULDER, Colo. – Furman University will host the 2013 USA Rugby Men’s Division II College National Championship Dec. 7-8.
“USA Rugby is proud to present the first DII Men’s College National Championship to be played in the fall,” said USA Rugby Collegiate Director Rich Cortez. “This Championship was made possible by the collaboration of all of the DII Conferences across the United States. We are extremely pleased Furman University Rugby, under the direction of John Roberts, has agreed to host this Championship on their extraordinarily beautiful campus.”
The four semifinalists competing for the DII National Championship will be reigning National Champion Salisbury University, 2011 winner UW-Whitewater, UM-Duluth and James Madison University.
Cortez believes the schools battling for the National Championship this weekend are well-deserving clubs.
“These four teams represent the finest DII college programs in the country,” said Cortez. “The competition should be evenly matched with four well-coached squads who are ready for the challenge.”
Saturdays semifinals will feature the number-one overall ranked Salisbury versus James Madison, followed by UW-Whitewater taking on UM-Duluth. Less than 24 hours later, a consolation game will be played followed by the match to determine the 2013 DII National Champion.
All matches will be played on John S. Roberts Field on the Furman University campus in Greenville, S.C.