Kutztown University Athletics

08/08/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/08/2019 10:23

Group of KU Men’s Rugby Recognized as All-Americans

USA Rugby Release
- The Kutztown University men's rugby team boasted five student-athletes that received All-America status. USA Rugby announced its Men's Collegiate All-American honors lists in both XVs and 7s along with honorable mention. , , , and all were selected between the two lists. In XVs, O'Connell, a freshman earned Second Team honors, sophomores Gray and Lowe were named to the Third Team and the senior Renaud was Honorable Mention. In 7s, Kutztown's lone First Teamer was then-junior Noble, while Gray was voted to the Second Team. For years, the All-American program has served as a coveted honor for up-and-coming players throughout the collegiate game and also an important feeder to the senior national teams. The nationally-ranked Kutztown University men's rugby team once again had a strong showing at the 2019 Collegiate Rugby Championships, advancing to the national semifinals, falling to eventual national champion Lindenwood 30-12 in June. The Golden Bears open up their Fall campaign at home on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. against Schuylkill River Men's Club at North Campus Rugby Pitch.