COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AState.edu) — Arkansas State's men's rugby team was crowned national champions following the finals of the 2012 Emirates Airlines USA Rugby College 7s Saturday at Penberthy Recreation Sports Complex in College Station, Texas.
The Red Wolves defeated Life University, 21-7, in the championship of the Men's Cup to capture the title.
ASU center-flyhalf Zac Mizell was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Mizell is a 6-3, 190-pound senior from Keller, Texas, who is a member of the 2012 Men's Collegiate All-America (MCAA) touring teams in August. Mizell was selected out of 20,000 collegiate rugby players who were scouted.
The Red Wolves advanced to the finals after knocking off Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 31-12, in Saturday's opening round, followed by a 45-0 win over Delaware.
Life University started the season ranked No. 1 by RUGBYMag.com with ASU at No. 2.