National championship rugby team honored at reception at Chancellor's Residence
Pictured: Chancellor Tim Hudson (far left) and Board of Trustees member Mike Gibson (far right) flank the 2012 National Champion College 7s rugby team. Former head coach Matt Huckaby (left in center) and new head coach Alex Houser hold the championship trophy.
Arkansas State University’s national champion rugby team was honored recently at a reception hosted by Chancellor Tim Hudson and his wife Dr. Deidre Hudson at the Chancellor’s Residence.
The team won the national title Dec. 2, 2012, by defeating Life University, 21-7, in the finals of the Emirates Airlines USA Rugby College 7s in College Station, Texas.
The feat marks the second national title for ASU. The 1970 football team won national college division trophies from the Associated Press, United Press International and the Washington Touchdown Club with a perfect 11-0 record.
The No. 2-ranked Red Wolves open the 2013 spring schedule Saturday, Feb. 2, by returning to College Station and facing Texas A&M in a preseason matchup.