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UNI women's rugby players selected as All-Americans

September 18, 2003

Tim Klatt, associate director/recreation & sports clubs, (319) 273-7120
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS -- University of Northern Iowa Women's Rugby Club members Katrina Cox of Harlan and Courtney Strutt of Urbandale were selected All-Americans by USA Rugby for the 2002-2003 season. Cox received first team All-American honors for the second year in a row and Strutt received second team All-American honors. Players are selected based on their season performance by a committee of rugby coaches and administrators.

There are more than 300 women's collegiate teams and approximately 7,000 players nationwide. The top 29 were selected to be on the first team.

Steve Murra has been the UNI women's rugby coach since the team's formation in 1994. Under his tenure, the women's teams have compiled a 254-20 record.

Strutt is a 2003 graduate of UNI and attends law school at Drake University in Des Moines. Cox is a senior at UNI and remains an active member of the UNI Women's Rugby Club.