Women’s Rugby Crowned National Champion

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The win over Harvard earned the first NIRA title in the varsity team’s four-year history.

the women's rugby team posing with a white and blue banner that reads 2018 National Championship
The Dartmouth women’s rugby team was crowned NIRA national champion on Sunday after defeating Harvard 19-14 at home. (Photo by Doug Austin)

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Dartmouth women’s rugby won the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) National Championship on Sunday afternoon, defeating Harvard by a score of 19-14 at Scully-Fahey Field.

This is the Big Green’s first NIRA championship title since women’s rugby became a varsity sport four years ago.

Captain Camille Johnson ’19 was named Most Valuable Player after the game.

“This was an incredible final from both teams and a great example of NCAA women’s rugby at its best,” head coach Katie Dowty said. “I’m extremely proud and grateful and so happy, especially for our seniors. They were the first class when we went varsity, and for them to see us get to number one following four years of really hard work is huge.”


Big Green football ended the 2018 season 9-1 with a 49-7 triumph over Brown on Saturday afternoon at an icy Memorial Field, finishing second in the Ivy League behind the undefeated Princeton Tigers.

Headed into the weekend, Dartmouth had a chance to share top Ivy honors, but the team did not get the help it needed (that is, Penn winning), as Princeton finished off a 10-0 season with a 42-14 victory over Penn, leaving the Big Green as the second team in Ivy League history to win nine games but not take home at least a share of the conference crown.

Women’s Cross Country

The women’s cross country team finished 30th Saturday morning at the 2018 NCAA Cross Country National Championship.

Run on the University of Wisconsin’s Thomas Zimmerman 6K Course, the Big Green were led by Georgia Fear ’20, who finished the race in 21:19.79 to earn 103 points.


Dartmouth coed sailing team members Cole Harris ’22 and Aisling Sullivan ’22, Timothy Greenhouse ’21, and Noah Simmons ’20 were among 10 teams to qualify for the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Match Race National Championship in Newport Beach, Calif., hosted by Stanford University over the weekend.

Dartmouth placed seventh out of 10 teams that are among the best in college sailing.

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