HAMDEN, Conn. – Junior Natalie Kosko (Sebastian, Florida) of the Quinnipiac women's rugby team was featured in the New Haven Register this week, highlighting her hopes of making the United States Olympic team and joining them in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
The article discusses her transition from gymnastics to collegiate rugby and how she came to join the Bobcats. After deciding to compete on the Quinnipiac rugby team, Kosko quickly became a star and had an immediate impact on the field. In her freshman season, she ranked first in trys (17) and points (85) en route to leading the team to an undefeated regular season at 12-0.
Kosko came back with an even stronger season as a sophomore, scoring 33 tries and 165 points. Last season, the junior was forced to miss a couple games due to injury but still finished second on the team with 17 tries.
The two-time All-American is also the all-time leading scorer in Quinnipiac history with 67 tries and 365 points. She helped lead the Bobcats to national semifinal appearances in both her freshman and junior seasons while carrying Quinnipiac to the quarterfinals as a sophomore.
After a 9-4 regular season, the Bobcats fell to Penn. State in the ACRA Semifinals last season. Quinnipiac bounced back to take third place in the nation with a 55-32 win over Indiana.