Friday, July 1, 2011

Two Women's Rugby Players Named to USA Rugby Academic Honor Roll

BOULDER (7/1/11) - USA Rugby announced on Friday that University of Colorado women’s rugby juniors Colleen Carey and Emily Spangler have been named to the first ever USA Rugby College Academic Honor Roll.

Carey and Spangler were two of the 65 student-athletes from 30 schools to make the inaugural list that recognizes rugby student-athletes who excel in the classroom.

In order to be eligible for recognition, a student-athlete must be an A-side player with a 3.70 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average and be a junior, senior or a fifth year senior academically in at least their second season of competition at their current school.

Players on the list were nominated by their head coach or team president and had to agree to submit a current transcript in order to be considered for the list. If a nominee met the criteria, they were named to the list.

The CU women’s rugby team went 10-3 during the 2010-11 season and made it to the Western Playoffs in March.

The complete honor roll list is available at