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CU Ravens Women’s Rugby partner with Old Crows Football Inc. to attain varsity status in the RSEQ for 2012
OTTAWA - Carleton University’s department of recreation and athletics is pleased to announce that Ravens women’s rugby will become the school’s 10th varsity sport commencing in the 2012-13 season.
The Ravens will compete in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) against six other universities – Bishop’s, Concordia, Laval, McGill, Ottawa and Sherbrooke.
“We are very excited to be offering another women’s varsity sport at Carleton,” says Jennifer Brenning, Carleton’s director of recreation and athletics. “This would not have been possible without the return of football and the strong partnership between the athletics department and the Old Crows.”
From the initial talks about the return of football, the Old Crows have supported a new Ravens women’s varsity sport.
“I’m delighted to see that additional students will be combining academics and varsity sports as part of their university experience at Carleton,” says John Ruddy, president of Old Crows Football Inc.
After three seasons of coaching the Ravens as a competitive club, head coach Denis Blondin is looking forward to the chance to lead a varsity team.
“It's a tremendous honour for our team to be able to represent Carleton University in Canadian Interuniversity Sport competition,” Blondin says. “It's a rare opportunity that not many teams are given and we are very thankful to the department of athletics and the athletics board. We'd like to especially acknowledge the important contribution of the Old Crows football alumni. Without their support none of this would be possible.”
Source: Carleton Sports Info