June 24, 2010 – Over the June 5-6 weekend, Life University reached the final four of the Division 1 Men’s Rugby Championship. After losing by three points in the semifinals to eventual national champions, Las Vegas, Life University regrouped and dominated Palmer College of Chiropractic 61-17 in the consolation game.
Dan Payne, Life University’s Director of Rugby said, “I couldn’t be more proud of a group of players. We bounced back from a disappointing, very close, loss on Saturday with great emotion and enthusiasm. It has been a special experience for everyone involved with this group of student-athletes.”
The Life University men’s rugby team finishes the season with a record of 20-1, with the only loss coming in the national semifinals. Having recently been voted “Rugby Club of the Year” by Rugby Magazine, the leading rugby periodical in the United States, Life University continues to be the class of college rugby, boasting two elite rugby teams in SuperLeague and Division 1.
Life University is getting ready to add a third team this fall which will participate in the inaugural season of the Rugby Premier League, which will feature well-known colleges and universities such as Tennessee, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Army, and Ohio State.
Source: Life University, www.life.edu