The Georgetown University Rugby Club was founded in 1967 and since that time has come to represent the highest ideals of excellence and sportsmanship. With a current membership of over 40 undergraduate students, the team competes in the Potomac Rugby Union's Men's College Division II, playing in the PRU Finals the last four years. The club is also a fully accredited member of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union and the United States of America Rugby Football Union. Georgetown reigns as the best team in the District for winning its ninth straight Capitol Cup Championship last spring. The Hoyas finished third in the Nation in Division 2 and completed a 22-2-1 record in the 2004-2005 season. Georgetown earned its first berth to the National Final 4, adding to their MARFU Championship and defeating the Naval Academy in the 39th Annual Cherry Blossom Tourney Championships in the spring of 2005. In the 2004 fall season, the team finished 9-0 and captured its second PRU championship in three years, beating defending national champions Salisbury University, 34-0. The team is coached by JP Perez, a Level 3 USA Rugby Certified Coach. Prior to joining the Hoyas in the fall of 2002, Coach JP led Gonzaga College High School to four league championships and two National appearances. PLAY RUGBY: Join superior scholars and athletes, who are dedicated to excellence and are competitors on the field and in the classroom. Georgetown Rugby has established a team of champions with our accomplishments on and off the field. We welcome all student-athletes who pursue and/or have the winning, champion's mentality to play at Georgetown University. Any undergraduate student enrolled at Georgetown is eligible to participate, with no rugby playing experience necessary. Most of our players had no prior experience upon joining. Rugby uses a variety of skills, so there is a position for everyone.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS & TRANSFER STUDENTS: Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions web site to apply to any undergraduate degree program.
If you are interested in a competitive sport and would like to be part of the Georgetown winning tradition, Georgetown Rugby invites you to join us. Find out more about Georgetown Rugby from the officers/coaches and the current players.
USA Rugby Player Eligibility Guidelines
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In order to participate in any match that in any way leads to the National Men's or Women's Collegiate Championship, and through the championship, participating student-athletes must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
a) The student-athlete has five (5) consecutive years of eligibility to play collegiate rugby. The five years starts the moment the player first enrolls in a college or junior college, whether that player is currently playing rugby or not. Any college courses that are taken during high school do not affect a player's collegiate eligibility.
b) The student-athlete must be enrolled full-time, as defined by his/her university, and an undergraduate student seeking his/her first bachelor's degree. Exceptions:
A student-athlete in his/her final term may carry less than a full-time academic load and still maintain eligibility. That player must be a graduating senior and this exception requires a letter from the Registrar confirming such status. This exception may only be used once in a player's career and once used that player loses all future collegiate eligibility.
A student athlete may maintain eligibility after completing and or receiving an undergraduate degree if that athlete is enrolled full time in post-graduate studies (graduate school or pursuance of an additional Bachelor's Degree) provided:
a) The student athlete is attending the same institution they received their undergraduate degree and the student athlete still falls within his/her 5 years of collegiate eligibility.