HANOVER, N.H. – Four members of the Dartmouth women’s rugby team were honored by the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) as NCAA All-Americans for the 2016 15s season.
Ramage was second on the team in scoring and was one of the best in the nation with over 20 successful conversions in 2016. She was also one of the most prolific passers on the Big Green roster, sitting atop the leaderboard in assists during her second season in Hanover.
Sands was third on the team in total points, while her seven tries ranked second and was one of the team’s key additions to the roster this past fall.
Ramsay added a trio of tries in her second campaign. Despite flying under the radar of some because she didn’t cross the tryline at the same rate as some of her teammates, her strong play in all areas of the field was recognized with the voting members of the NIRA.
McGonagle was another player who was solid in all facets of the game for head coach Katie Dowty’s team in 2016, helping the Big Green once again capture the Ivy Rugby Championship for the second year in a row.
In all, just 31 players from across the nation were recognized with All-America honors with 12 more earning honorable mention.