National Small College Rugby Organization LLC: Latest News: NSCRO's Growth is Astonishing

Wednesday, January 30
NSCRO's Growth is Astonishing

The East Coast Division 3 Collegiate Championship, founded in 2002, evolved into NSCRO in late 2007. The first NSCRO men's championship was held in April 2008 at Hamilton College. 85 teams began competing for the championship title which was won by Plymouth State University who edged Furman University 22-17.

For the 2011-12 NSCRO competitive year, 151 teams participated in league competitions leading to the NSCRO playoffs. Salve Regina University beat California Maritime Academy 22-15 to claim the title. 

Here we are in 2013 and NSCRO's growth has not only been continual, it is simply astonishing. There are now 211 men's "small colleges" competing for the NSCRO crown. The colleges are found coast-to-coast. Maine to Florida. The entire Pacific Coast. The current list of NSCRO eligible clubs is found below.

On the women's side, there are now nearly 80 teams. In 2007, there was 50. See the Documents section for the listing of the women's clubs.

So with nearly 300 colleges "under its belt", NSCRO is providing a national playoff system for nearly 40% of the colleges in the US that play rugby. Upwards of 9,000 student-athletes.

We must be doing something right!

Handout: 2012-13 NSCRO Men's Eligible Clubs