CWU News

Central women's rugby to play for national title

Central Washington University's women's rugby team won one notable championship Saturday and took a step closer to another.

The Wildcats beat Brigham Young University 29-15 in USA Rugby's Spring Championships title match. As a result, CWU will meet nine-time national champion Penn State on May 9 in Kennesaw, Ga., for the women’s Division I national championship.

Penn State won the Fall Championship by beating Norwich University of Vermont, 42-5.

“It’s exciting to have a chance to win a national championship,” CWU coach Mel Denham said in a university news release. “We have to get home, recover and get to work.”

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