Rouge et Or no match for the Gees powerful attack Photo: Marta Kierkus After earning their first win in a massive blowout victory over Sherbrooke in their home opener, the Gee-Gees women’s rugby team had their first test against serious competition on Sept. 12. The Laval Rouge et Or are the only team in the …

“It’s a really promising for the program. It makes us feel pretty good that we can foster a successful rugby culture for men at the university without being varsity.” -Stuart Locke

MEET NATASHA WATCHAM-ROY: fifth-year health sciences student and member of the women’s rugby team. This summer she travelled to Kazan, Russia to compete with fellow Gee-Gee Sarah Meng in the FISU 2013 Summer Universiade, where she helped secure a bronze medal against Great Britain.

Women’s rugby players bring home bronze medal from FISU World Games Maclaine Chadwick | Fulcrum Contributor SECOND ONLY TO the Olympics in number of participants, the International University Sport Federation (FISU) World Games brings together student-athletes from around the world every two years to compete for their country. The 27th Summer Universiade event was held …

“I’ve been happy with what I have been able to achieve at the U of O,” said Owen McMorris, a fourth-year health sciences student and captain of the men’s rugby team. “But I want the new guys coming in to be able to get more from it than I did, and that means going varsity.”

The women’s rugby team suffered an unfortunate 29-14 loss to the Université Laval Rouge et Or this past Sunday, Sept. 16, breaking their two game winning streak.

DiMeglio is not the first female high schooler to play football in her state—records indicate 523 teenage female Floridians have donned football gear since 1973—but no other woman has ever held the prestigious position of decision-maker for her high school team.

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