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Rambelle Rugby Wins State Championship

February 03, 2017

Angelo State University’s Rambelle Rugby team recently went through the Lone Star Women’s Conference undefeated, winning the State Champion title. All of the schools the team competed against were significantly bigger than ASU.
We talked to Rambelle Rugby president, Aspen Escamilla, to find out more about ASU’s Rambelle Rugby Team.
What is Rambelle Rugby all about?
“Rambelle Rugby is all about getting girls together and teaching them about a sport most people in this area have never even seen. We work to become more able and respectful athletes through rugby. “
How often does the team hold practices and games?
“We practice four times a week. M/W 5-7 and T/Th from 5-6. Our practices are typically on the Intramural fields but sometimes we move them to the CHP on Tuesdays and Thursday’s. 
We play on Saturdays and Sunday’s, and have 4 tournaments remaining.  2/18, 3/5, 3/25, 4/8 are the scheduled weekends for these games. “
You recently won a championship…please tell us more about that.
“We went through our Lone Star Women’s Conference (LSWC) undefeated. We competed against teams like UTSA, UNT, SHSU, UTD, TXST, and ETBU. The weekend of the state tournament we played against one team on Saturday to advance to the championship game on Sunday. On Sunday, we competed against UNT to gain the State Champion title. 
Every girl on our team that day contributed to the title and I could not have been any prouder of how we played and how we handled ourselves. “
What are some of the team’s goals now that you have won this title?
“We plan to have a good 7’s season, and we hope to see a lot of new faces out there with us. Winning the State Championship title was a great honor, and we want girls to come out and see that we have the ability to keep winning. “
How can a student join the team?
“Ladies can join the team by showing up to practice and finding out they love it! We can be contacted through Instagram @rambellerugby or through my email aescamilla6@angelo.edu. All of our practices are open to anyone who wants to give it a try. No prior rugby experience is required, no prior sports knowledge is required. If you are even the least bit interested, we will show you the ropes and teach you what you need to know. We look forward to seeing you!”