Bryant’s new crew team came to be because of Nicola Dechamps ’14, who was attending an event on campus with her dad when President Machtley joined them. "I was completely shocked when he said that if I decided to attend Bryant, I could start a crew team with his full support,” says Dechamps. “I e-mailed him the next night and said, ‘Game on.’”
Bryant added yet another piece of hardware to the trophy case as Women’s Rugby captured the Division III National Small College Rugby Organization national championship. The title is the first in the history of Bryant women’s rugby.