Sport Club highlights include hosting rugby regionals and six teams going to nationals

Submitted by gallagm7 on Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:52pm

Among the highlights this year for Western's student Sport Clubs: 

  • Hosted Rugby Regionals for both men’s and women’s. 
  • Hosted 6 other teams from the region as well as staff from USA Rugby. 
  • Raised approximately $2,000 for both the men’s and women’s clubs.
  • Sold 200 tickets to community members, as well as approximately 65 student tickets. 
  • Implemented mandatory concussion training for all coaches and players.
  • Six clubs qualified for nationals: Men’s Hockey, Men’s Crew, Wrestling, Women’s Lacrosse, Sailing, Cycling
  • Western’s lone female wrestler Lisa Nguyen was the first WWU wrestler ever to place at nationals, placing third. She finished as an All-American – the first WWU wrestler to do so since 1974. 
  • 3 WWU Women’s Lacrosse members named to the Division 1 all academic list.
  • Chanel Long from women’s water polo earned 1st team all-star honors.
  • Men’s crew finished first in the D division at American Collegiate Rowing Nationals.