St. Pius X HS (Houston) just got confirmation that 2014 graduate Anthony Ralph was awarded a Rugby Scholarship to Lindenwood University. Anthony was a three year veteran of the team and this would make it the third St. Pius X High School Rugby player in the past four years to win a scholarship for the sport.
St. Pius is also pleased to announce that senior Luke Devora was the winner of the 2014 Matt Cusimano Scholarship in the amount $2,500.00. Luke played tight head prop and hooker all four years on the Varsity squad at St. Pius and will now attend North Texas State University. In the past two years the St. Pius X High School Rugby program has dispersed a total of $ 6,000.00 in scholarship money to three graduating seniors.
Rugby Texas is partnering with USA Rugby to present a Rugby College Fair on June 7 at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston, just before the USA-Scotland game. This is a great chance to visit with coaches, registrars, players and others from rugby programs across the country, many of which offer financial assistance. The event will begin with a seminar at 12:30 p.m. covering all the basics of applying to college, after which the exhibit hall will be opened for you to visit with the various programs. Best of all, the Hilton is within walking distance of the stadium.
Please follow the link to pre-register for the fair so that a packet of information will be waiting for you; while registration is not mandatory, it also provides the visiting colleges with a number so that they will bring enough informational material for everyone. Please make sure every parent and player in Texas is aware of this great opportunity.