College Program Highlight – Indiana University

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College Program Highlight – Indiana University


2015 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Mandatory Credit: ContrastPhotography.com


No one quite knows what a “Hoosier” is, but a murky definition does not stop students at Indiana University— Bloomington from fiercely identifying with the term. The school’s sports teams are notorious competitors in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference, and, since Indiana University does not have a mascot, all teams are known simply as Hoosiers. There are more than 750 student organizations on campus, and more than 8,200 students go Greek in the school’s large community of fraternities and sororities. Freshmen must live on campus for at least two semesters, though there are some exceptions. The Midwestern college town of Bloomington, or B-town, as it is known to many, is home to a lively cultural scene. Arts and entertainment performances, such as the annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, take place year-round. Students can explore the surrounding area through the Indiana University Outdoor Adventures program, which coordinates hiking, whitewater rafting and rock climbing trips. Active students can compete in the annual Little 500, the largest collegiate bike race in the nation and a fundraiser for university scholarships, or spend 36 hours on their feet in the IU Dance Marathon, a fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

The Men’s Rugby team, established in 1962, is a pioneer member of the Big 10 Universities Conference. The Hoosiers compete in the Division 1-A competition along with having multiple appearances at USA College 7’s Nationals and the nationally televised Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) 7’s Tournament. In addition, the team is establishing community programs, such as Touch and Youth Rugby programs, to build awareness for the game within the Bloomington area.

Indiana University women’s rugby has been a club since 1996, led by head coach Vaughn Mitchell. The women’s team has been making advancements every season, and are working towards becoming a varsity sport. IU women’s rugby is a competitive and fun club for IU students who are looking to be a part of something special. [vc_empty_space]

Indiana UniversityInstate Tuition and Fees:$10,533Out-of-State Tuition and Fees: $34,845Room and Board:$10,258Undergraduate Enrollment:39,184Student to Faculty Ratio:17:1Acceptance Rate:79%Admissions Deadline:rollingTest Scores Due:April 1GPA Requirement:3.69SAT Requirements:1140-1370ACT Requirements:24-30

Rugby InformationDirector of Rugby:David Fee – feedavid@hotmail.comMen’s Rugby Website:https://www.iurugby.com/Men’s Head Coach:Justin Goonan – jlgoonan@gmail.comMen’s Team Email:iurubgy@indiana.eduWomen’s Rugby Website:https://iuwomensrugby.wixsite.com/iuwomensrugbyWomen’s Head Coach:Vaughn Mitchell – vgmitche@gmail.comWomen’s President:Lauren Lad – lelad@iu.eduMen’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/IURugby/Men’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/@iurugbyMen’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/indianarugby/Women’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/IUWRugby/Women’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/IUWRugbyWomen’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/@iuwomensrugby

Information edited from Indiana University’s website, CollegeData.com and US News World Report with input from IU rugby programs.

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