Women’s Rugby at the University of Washington saw a glimmer of beginnings in 2001, but it was not until 2002 that the team was officially founded. A match against Western Washington University marked the true beginnings of the team. At that the time, the team was barely big enough for a full side and would often have to call on players from opposing teams to fill out numbers.
Over the years the team has slowly but surely gained players and support. The first two influential coaches were Heidi Whitman for the back and Sarah Veatch for the forwards. With the knowledge and knowhow of both Veatch, an active member in the creation of the team, and Whitman, who continues to be an active member of the Pacific Northwest rugby scene, the foundations were laid for something great.
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The UW Women brought home two tournament wins at both the first annual OSU Homecoming Tournament (2011) and Spokane's Foolsfest (2012).
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Not a UW Student*? Apply today!
December 1, 2012 is the application deadline for the 2013/2014 academic school year. Apply online at http://admit.washington.edu/Admission
*All currently enrolled UW students (with valid ID) and staff (with an IMA card) are eligible to play. We are also happy to meet people that are interested in helping but not playing (coaching, managing, etc).