Provo, UT – USA Rugby has selected the 2013-14 Men’s Collegiate All-American and Honorable Mention All-American Teams, honoring deserving men’s college rugby players from across the country.
Among the list of recipients were 10 BYU Cougars, most notably being captain Kyle Sumsion (4x AA/HM), who most recently finished the summer touring with the USA National Team.
BYU head coach David Smyth said although the whole deserves the recognition for winning it’s third straight national title the 10 All Americans from his team are more than deserving.
“All of our young men work very hard,” Smyth said, “They work hard in the class room and work hard to represent this great university and the rugby program. They are carrying on the great tradition here at BYU of excellence both on and off the field. We’re very proud of them but know it’s not possible without the combined efforts of the entire team, the coaching and medical staffs, as well as our administration.”
Sumsion echoed his coaches sentiment citing that the honor of being selected as an All American is high on his list of achievements but that his team’s accomplishments outweigh any individual honor.