The Winona State Women’s Rugby team, the Black Katts, is ranked number 1 in the nation.

The Winona State University Women’s Rugby team, the Black Katts, will play the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the National Playoff Round of 32 at noon Saturday, April 6, at Paul Giel Field in Winona.

Last year the Black Katts played in the Division II Women’s Rugby Championship. This year the team won its fifth-consecutive All Minnesota Collegiate Tournament, which included defeating some Division I teams. The Black Katts’ season record of seven wins, zero losses, led to being ranked number one in Division II women’s college rugby in the first published ranking of the season.

This is the Black Katts’ fourth consecutive trip to the playoffs. The team is led by coaches Roger Riley and Joshua Krzewinski.

For more information contact Riley at

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