Davenport University Athletic Director Paul Lowden was on hand in Palo Alto, Calif. over the weekend to watch his rugby team win the DI National Championship in only its second year of existence. We caught up with him to talk about the experience of creating a varsity rugby program and the gratification of winning a national championship

Ron Folk, who during the tail end of his 24-year tenure at Davenport was the driving force behind the creation of a rugby program. He talks about his vision of creating the program and persuading the university to take a chance on the sport.