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NIRA Names Tier 1 All-Americans

  • 27 Mar 2019
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Harvard leads overall selections. / Graphic: Harvard University Athletics

After naming its Tier 2 All-Americans last week, the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) has announced its Tier 1 All-Americans.

The First Team includes players from 2018 reigning champion Dartmouth College (5), runner-up Harvard University (4), Army West Point (3), Quinnipiac University (2) and Notre Dame College. The Crimson (2) and Falcons also have players on the Honorable Mention list, which also includes student-athletes from American International College, Brown University, Norwich University and West Chester University.

Seniors (12) and juniors (5) dominate the First Team and Honorable Mentions selections, while sophomores and freshmen account for three spots apiece. Cassidy Bargell (Harvard) and Emily Henrich (Dartmouth) are the only first-year on the First Team, and Brown’s Zyana Thomas is the freshman on the Honorable Mentions.

NIRA TIER 1 ALL-AMERICANS

FIRST TEAM

1. Idia Ihensekhien – Dartmouth, Soph.

2. Akweley Okine – Harvard, Sr.

3. Erica Jarrell – Harvard, Soph.

4. Sally Varner – Army, Jr.

5. Jenny Kronish – Harvard, Sr.

6. Milla Anderson – Dartmouth, Sr.

7. Gio Ferguson-Lewis – Army, Jr.

8. Ilona Zaishliuk – Notre Dame College, Sr.

9. Kat Ramage – Dartmouth, Sr.

10. Camille Johnson – Dartmouth, Sr.

11. Cassidy Bargell – Harvard, Fr.

12. Emily Henrich – Dartmouth, Fr.

13. Emily Roskopf – Quinnipiac, Sr.

14. Mikah Maples – Quinnipiac, Jr.

15. Sam Sullivan – Army, Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Siale Alatini – American International College, Soph.

Sheila Decker – Norwich, Sr.

Amber Kelly – Norwich, Sr.

Genevieve Quirion – Harvard, Sr.

Zyana Thomas – Brown, Fr.

Juah Toe – West Chester, Jr.

Danielle Walko-Siau – Notre Dame College, Sr.

Caitlyn Weigel – Harvard, Sr.

NIRA AllAmericans

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