College Women

The Allegheny Rugby Union boasts 16 women’s college teams competing in every collegiate level: Division I, Division II, and NSCRO (small school). We use a hybrid system to get the best matches possible for all teams; provide developmental schedules for new programs to create sustained growth; educate coaches with continued development opportunities; and create higher skill development through our all star program.

There are quality opportunities throughout our region and we hope to attract quality high school players and be a part of our community. Please continue to search our website for additional information about the colleges we serve, available scholarships, and how we can serve you as a player.

Any questions can be directed to our Collegiate Coordinator Angela Smarto at sasmarto@gmail.com

All teams are subject to following the ARU College Competition Guidelines - please read thoroughly.


Home teams are to complete reports with 24 hours of match

Home teams are to complete reports with 24 hours of match

ARU Women's Collegiate Contact Sheet

Collegiate Scholarship Information

Alderson Broaddus University (WV)

Alderson Broaddus University is a new varsity rugby program offering rugby scholarship opportunities to both men and women located in Philippi, WV. These scholarships can be stacked with academic scholarships awarded by the university. AB’s rugby program is fully recognized by the athletic department and is staffed with full-time coaches.

To be considered for an AB rugby scholarship, students must complete the free online application, please be sure to submit transcripts and test scores. Update Head Coach Laura Miller when the application is submitted in order to move the financial aid process forward.

https://ab.edu/future-students/online-application-domestic/

More information can be found at www.ab.edu and www.gobattlers.com

Please feel free to reach out either by email or phone if you have any questions.

Laura Miller, Director of Rugby

millerlc@ab.edu

Robert Morris University (PA)

Robert Morris University combines the best of a big research university and a small college. That’s why RMU is a gateway to great careers and great lives. Ranked among the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, RMU offers Internships, mentors, and a wealth of opportunities to add your name to the growing list of student success stories.

Professors who know you by name and care about your future. Small class sizes, not cavernous lecture halls. Faculty who put teaching first. Put them together and you have a proven key to success in college.

RMU offers robust financial aid packages, and beginning with the 2020-2021 school year will be offering incoming rugby players tuition scholarships. These scholarships will be distributed once participation requirements are met.

For more information please contact Head Coach Angela Smarto at sasmarto@gmail.com

Or visit www.rmuclubsports.com and fill out the "Recruit Me" form


Youngstown State University (OH)

From business to engineering to the creative arts, Youngstown State University has over 115 undergraduate programs for incoming students to consider. With over $125 million in total financial aid being distributed annually and $8.1 million in total scholarship being awarded annually, YSU also provides opportunities for students to graduate with little-to-no debt.

In addition to traditional scholarship opportunities, YSU is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for select rugby players as well. To be eligible for consideration, the prospective athlete must minimally possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Upon application and acceptance to the University, it is at the discretion of the coaching staff to determine the distribution of available scholarship dollars.

For more information, please contact Head Women’s Rugby Coach, Rebecca Trapp, at trapprebecca@gmail.com