Alumni Notes

Niagara University Rugby Football Club Celebrates 34th Annual Alumni Weekend

Alumni from Niagara University men’s and women’s rugby football club came to campus in April to socialize with current student players and celebrate NU rugby. Activities included a Friday night social in the Heritage Room in Clet Hall; a Saturday game pitting the current men’s team against NURFC alumni (won 35-5 by the alumni team); and an awards banquet, during which Bill DesPres was inducted into the NURFC Hall of Fame. Also at the banquet, sophomore Matt McGovern was awarded the Col. Terry Crowe Scholarship, an annual award given by the NURFC men’s alumni to a current men’s player and named for Col. Terry Crowe, ’82, who was killed while serving in Iraq.

Sophomore Matt McGovern, pictured here with the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., Niagara’s president.