The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns won their first ever Canada West (CW) Womenís Rugby Championship on Oct. 22, ending the seven-year reign of the University of Alberta Pandas.
The Pronghorns used sheer determination and speed to defeat the University of British Columbia by a score of 26 to 7 to claim the 2006 CW rugby championship.
Horns rugby players Amanda Richardson, Cayley Gunn and Ashley Patzer were selected as 2006 CW Rugby All-Stars, and Patzer was also named CW Player of the Year.
Itís not the first time Patzer has been recognized. In 2005, she was named the CW and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) rookie of the year, a CW All-Star and a CIS All-Canadian.
After hosting and winning the CW championship, the Horns have earned the right to represent the CW conference at the CIS championships, which will be hosted by the University of Western Ontario from Nov. 3 to 5, 2006.
U of L Communications and Public Relations Contact:
Bob Cooney, Communications and PR Officer (403) 382-7173