LFCC Men’s Rugby Team Acquires National Ranking

For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2012

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Men’s Rugby Team has been ranked 27th of 210 University and College teams by the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO).  LFCC is the first community college to be ranked in the top 30 in the history of NSCRO.  The LFCC team plays in the organization’s South Conference.

 “This is an honor for the team, and recognition of the hard work by the players and coaches,” said LFCC President, Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy.  “They represent us well.”

 “Our rugby team has been a source of pride for LFCC and a great opportunity for our players to experience college athletics while community college students,” said Coach Aaron Painter.  “We look forward to future seasons and introducing more students to this great sport.”

 More information on the rankings can be found at the NSCRO website, www.nscro.org .  For more information on the LFCC team and its schedule, contact Aaron Painter at (540) 868-7185 or apainter2@lfcc.edu.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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