Marshfield, Mass. (December 12, 2017) - Mount St. Mary's University freshman Jordan Butcher has been named National Intercollegeiate Rugby Association (NIRA) All-American for the Fall 15's 2017 season as selected by the NIRA coaches on Tuesday.
The NIRA coaches announced the league's All American honorees falling the Fall 15's National Championship. In total, 43 student athletes were honored as First Team All Americans with at least one player hailing from each of the 17 NIRA member institutions. An additional seven players were recognized as honorable mentions.
Butcher scored the first try of the Mount St. Mary's inaugural season during the first game against Notre Dame of Ohio. Butcher went on to have a strong season as Prop which included an eight tackle game against Norwich. Butcher and the rest of the women's rugby team are looking forward to the upcoming Spring 7's 2018 season.
About the NIRA
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association is comprised of 17 member institutions. Each of these institutions sponsor NCAA rugby at their respective divisional levels and are committed to the expansion of women's rugby at the highest level with eventual full sponsorship by the NCAA as a championship sport.