|Life University places third in 2010 Division 1 Rugby Championship
Life Chiropractic News
Marietta, Georgia -- 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 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.
Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in America. Rugby's popularity in the metro Atlanta area is evident by the fact that 23 Georgia high schools currently field boys teams and another five field girls teams. American football is actually a derivative of rugby, the two sharing many similarities in terms of objectives and scoring – but rugby does it without pads!
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Life University is a four-year undergraduate and graduate school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), and the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). The mission of Life University is to empower the student with the education, skills and values needed for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy. Life University is located at 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, Georgia 30060.
If you would like more information about Life University Rugby, the Division 1 Championships or Life University, please contact: Craig Dekshenieks at (770) 426-2833