MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Six members of the Dartmouth women’s rugby team were honored by the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) as All-Americans for the 2017 season.
Durbin made a huge impact on the Big Green during her first season on the team. Her 75 points from 15 tries put her first on the team and 11th in the nation. She had a career-high five tries against both Army West Point and American International. Durbin was one of just two rookies that was named an All-American.
Being named to the first team for the second year in a row, Ramage had another successful season, finishing second among the Big Green with 40 points following a team-leading 15 conversions and two tries. She had a pair of eight-point matches, posting four successful conversions against Army and AIC.
Sands ended her senior season third on the team with 35 points from seven tries. Appearing on the first team for the second time in her career, she scored two tries in four of the team’s matches.
Ramsay wrapped up the 2017 season with five points, crossing the try line in the 80-12 victory over AIC in the NIRA Quarterfinal. This is the second year in a row that the junior has appeared on the list. Her recognition comes in large part due to her role on the team between the goal posts.
Being named an All-American for the first time in her career, Anderson ended her junior year with one try, which was scored in the win over AIC.
Ihensehkien was named an honorable mention after tying for fifth on the team with 15 points thanks to her three tries. Her first try of her career was scored in the upset of top-ranked Quinnipiac, and she came back a few days later to score twice against Army.
The Big Green had their best season in the three years since they made the jump to varsity status in 2015. They ended the year with a record of 8-1, going undefeated through the first two months of the season and holding the top spot in the nation for five of those contests. Dartmouth won the Ivy Rugby title for the third year running, taking down Harvard. From there, the Green defeated AIC in the NIRA Quarterfinal and Harvard in the semifinal, advancing to the national championship for the first time. Dartmouth played well, but ultimately fell to defending champion Quinnipiac.