I n 1979, the Babson United Rugby Club (BURC) was founded by Tim DeMello, B’81 and an enthusiastic group of 50 other student athletes, most of whom had never seen a rugby ball or even watched a game. One semester later, BURC was competing against Division 1 teams in New England and three years later was ranked 4th in New England amongst all collegiate rugby teams.
In 1996, the Babson Women’s Rugby Club (BWRC) was founded by Nicole Audette, B’97. In 2005-2006, less than 10 years from its inception, BWRC went undefeated en route to the Division III National Champions of 2006.
Today, both BURC and BWRC compete at a high level in Division III in New England. Both teams benefit from great coaching, dedicated players, the infusion of international student athletes at Babson, and the support of both College and Alumni resources.
Between BURC and BWRC, Babson Rugby Alumni exceed 800 student athletes since their founding. Alumni have remained actively involved with the club through annual alumni games, fundraising initiatives & anniversary celebrations. This website is dedicated to the documentation of Babson Rugby and the continued development and success of BURC and BWRC.
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content as it is provided. Please send updated information
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