Parkesburg Native Drives Penn States Womens Rugby Championship

Students 16 Jun 2014
Parkesburg Native Drives Penn States Womens Rugby Championship

What better gift is there for a father on Father’s Day than reading about his daughter’s magnificent athletic feats in the Sunday newspaper?

According to Rick Meanix’s of Washington Avenue, it doesn’t get any better.

“What a Father’s Day gift to me to read about [my] daughter in paper on Father’s Day,” Meanix said today.

What Meanix was reading yesterday was West Chester’s Daily Local News’ coverage of Penn State’s Women’s Rugby team’ three-peat win of the Division I Collegiate Women’s Rugby national championship, the school’s fourth title in five years, and the role his daughter Corey (top right) had in the team’s success.

From the Daily Local News:

“No program in the history of women’s college rugby was able to do what Penn State did last month. The Nittany Lions did not concede a single point in either the semifinals or finals of the USA Rugby Division I Collegiate Women’s Tournament en route to PSU’s third straight national championship, and fourth in five years.

“The three-peat was another first-time national milestone for Penn State, who is now the country’s premier program, with nine national crowns and 18 Final Four appearances since the early 1990s.”

The upbeat article quotes Ms. Meanix throughout telling the story of how she found women’s rugby by accident after falling short of her goal to play collegiate soccer and that she has to pay dues to stay on the team.

But, according to the article, Corey wouldn’t have it any other way:

“We have an automatic family at Penn State. And not many people can say that they’ve won multiple national championships with all of their best friends, or have traveled to Europe a couple times. None of us would be able to say that without Penn State rugby.”

Read the entire Daily Local News Article here and share the good news about one of Parkesburg’s own with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.


Top image courtesy of the Daily Local News.

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