By: Charlotte Brackett
GLENDALE, Colo. – Two members of the Dartmouth women’s rugby team will spend time this fall training with the USA Women’s National Team 15s.
Junior Emily Henrich was named to the roster for an eight-week daily training environment (DTE), while sophomore Kristin Bitter will take part in a mini camp. Both will take place at Infinity Park, the official national training site for the Men’s and Women’s Eagles.
The DTE and mini camps will focus on individual, unit and team skills as an extension of remote learning conducted through COVID-19 quarantine. Fall programming will set the stage for World Cup preparation in New Zealand 2021.
Although she didn’t play for the Big Green last season because she was training with the 7s program in Japan, Henrich had a standout freshman year; she was the MA Sorensen Award winner, a NIRA All-American, was named to the U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Sevens Team, selected to the NIRA All-Academic team, named to the Women’s National Team roster, and was first on the team in tries (11), second in points (73) and third in conversions (9).
Bitter concluded her first year in Hanover last season first on the team in conversions (19) and points (66), and third in tries (5). She had at least two points in every game and had a career-high 17 in the win over Quinnipiac. She was selected for Winter Camp 2019.
Junior Ariana Ramsey is also taking this time to train full-time with the USA Women’s National Team 7s at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.
As a sophomore in 2019, she ended up first in tries (10) and second in points (50). She had a season-high three tries in the first two games of the season and scored the last two tries in the NIRA Semifinal game against Harvard. She was named to the U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Sevens Team.