Rugby team sets goals high for next year's state competition
The team hopes to grow student crowds at games
ASU Rugby prepares for a statewide tournament game against University of North Texas (UNT), which is on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at the Intramural Fields.
The tournament invites the top ten teams in Texas from all divisions.
"Rugby is a very physical game that includes running, kicking, passing, and hitting," senior Preston Granzin said. "The game is played without any padding with 15 players and is a cross between football and soccer. There is no forward passing, though, only backwards or sideways."
The rugby team is a part of the Lone Star Conference and has gone to state playoffs the past two years, placing second last year.
This year, the ASU Rugby Team has placed third in state, losing against University of Texas-Dallas in a close game by one try (touchdown).
Many people are not aware that ASU has a team here on campus or do not know what rugby is.
"We always appreciate the support of our fans, and we would love to have more people on our team and more people watching," said Dundy Walker, team coach and player. "We always promote the school with our games, and we participate in community service, which gets us a little recognition from the faculty and students."
Walker said he would like to increase involvement and make the student body aware that there is a rugby club.
Each year the team strives to always do better, and next year their goal is to win first in their conference and then go on to win state.
The rugby team has open arms when it comes to students wanting to participate in the sport. They encourage anyone to come out to the intramural fields at 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday to join in on practice. However, the team warns that it is a very tough sport and to realize that it can come with a lot of pain.
"The team is a really close unit," senior Simon Olsen said. "When we are not practicing, we are usually hanging out with each other. Other than that, we practice four times a week and do individual strength and conditioning to be able to compete."
Grazin, Walker, and Olsen said being a part of the team is not the only thing that keeps them together; they all have a special bond that makes them more like brothers.
There will be an alumni game on April 26 at 2 p.m. at the Intramural Fields.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More asurampage News Articles
Recent asurampage News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR ASURAMPAGE
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
TODAY'S PRINT EDITION
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST ASURAMPAGE NEWS
- Student Social Work Association raises money for Concho Valley Rape Crisis...
- Rams baseball reaches its 401st win after a three game series
- Friendliness leads to extended stay
- Ram Page reflects on the past year and sets goals for the future
- 13th annual pops at the pavilion emphasizes the importance of happiness in life
- Ram TV and Ram Page students are awarded for their hard work
- Online fundraiser will raise donations for nonprofits in San Angelo
RECENT ASURAMPAGE CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Prevent Water Damage And Cut Insurance Costs
- How to Sit Through a Movie in Comfort
- Pointers for Packing the Perfect Summer Picnic
- Natural Snacks Make Nutritious Meals
- How American-Made Products Benefit Many
- Los Hispanos Celebran El Verano Con Diversión,...
- Minimizing the Mess: How to Keep a Clean Home With Kids
- Millennials Help Boost the Popularity of ETFs
- How to Handle the Potential Pitfalls of Dating
- Smart Homes Save Time and Money
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- vitaminwater® Announces Project Hustle Finalists
- Supermodel Jaslene Gonzalez to Speak at Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority 25th Anniversary Sisterhood Retreat
- LEMELSON-MIT ANNOUNCES NATIONAL COLLEGIATE STUDENT PRIZE COMPETITION WINNERS
- NEW WEBSITE FEATURES COLLEGE PROFESSORS EXCLUSIVELY AS ONLINE TUTORS
- Dickinson College and Jadu Reinvent Website and Portal with 'Single Experience Student Platform'