USA Rugby has recently announced 178 athletes for their All-Americans Winter Camp to be held in Chula Vista, CA later this month. Two of the athletes named are from NSCRO teams: Kelly DeGrood (St. Bonaventure University) and Selma Taylor (Wayne State College).
Taylor was recently named MVP at the NSCRO Women’s 15s National Championship held earlier this month at Life University. DeGrood has been a member of the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7s Select Side team, having competed in the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational and the 2018 Penn Mutual CRCs against DI and DII women’s teams where the team placed fourth in both tournaments.
Participation in USA Rugby’s Junior All-Americans Winter Camps gives players and opportunity to learn from some USAR’s top coaches and elite players and elevate their level of play. It also provides them with exposure to potentially become an elite player – much like other NSCRO players: Ally Gallagher (Eckerd College, selected for USA Rugby Women’s Falcons Squad earlier this year) and Stephie Franz (Eckerd College, member of the Jamaican 7s National team).