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WSU rugby travels ‘across the pond,’ tackles best world club teams

WSU womens rugby game in LondonBy Steve Nakata, Student Activities

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University women’s rugby players returned from their historic spring trip to London with some bumps and bruises, but it’s the memories of competing against some of the world’s best club teams, seeing famous landmarks, and building camaraderie that they’ll remember the most.

After months of planning, fundraising, and training, the team—ranked seventh nationally in the most recent Division I poll—became the first WSU sport club in over 30 years to compete internationally.

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Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension

puget sound partnership logo kayakIt is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities. » More …

WSU athlete, alum playing in Women’s Rugby World Cup

Ashley Kmiecik ’05.
Courtesy USA Women’s Rugby.


PULLMAN – The USA Women’s National Rugby Team chose Ashley Kmiecik (’05, BA Liberal Arts) to start in the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup in England this August.


Kmiecik will play as a fullback with the USA Women Eagles beginning with a match versus Kazakhstan on August 20.


The 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup features the top 12 teams from around the world. The teams are sorted into three pools and will play pool opponents on three match days. The fifth-ranked USA Women’s Team is … » More …

New issue of Washington State Magazine

PULLMAN – The Spring 2010 edition of Washington State Magazine, now being distributed and available online, features a number of newsworthy articles about WSU research and creative activity.


Ancient Mountain Living


Archeologists have long thought that Northwest Indians traditionally stayed in the lowlands. But a camping spot in the North Cascades is telling researchers that prehistoric people spent a lot of time in the mountains, and as far back as 9,600 years ago.


Contact: Bob Mierendorf, North Cascades National Park archaeologist,, 360-854-7341; Tim Steury, editor, Washington State Magazine,, 509-335-1378.


Desperately Seeking Sherman


Author and WSU alum … » More …