The Bowdoin College Women's rugby team will host the 4th Annual Polar Bear 7s Women's Collegiate Rugby Tournament on Saturday, April 22nd at Pickard Fields. NCAA teams from West Point Military Academy, A.I.C., Norwich University, Sacred Heart University and the University of New England are among those from the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (N.I.R.A.) competing in the event. Boston University, Middlebury College, U.N.H. and Endicott College represent club teams from U.S.A. Rugby who round out the field in the daylong event.
The field of 16 teams will be divided into four brackets of pool play, with winners advancing to semi-finals and finals for Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield champions. Results from the tournament will be used for selection into both the A.C.R.A. Women's 7s Championship at Kutztown University on April 29 and the Spring '17 N.I.R.A. 7s Championship hosted at Dartmouth on May 6.