U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation Inaugural 15 Under 30 Awards

The U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural 15 Under 30 Award. The USWRF created the annual award to highlight those who exemplify the best qualities of rugby and bring those qualities to the field, to their teams, to the sport and to local and global communities.

The goal of the annual award is to recognize, celebrate and support players, coaches, administrators, journalists and referees, as a means to advance the sport of rugby for girls and women and to celebrate the power of sport as a means for social change.

The 2020 recipients were nominated and reviewed by a selection committee made up of coaches, administrators, referees and journalists. To learn more about the 15 Under 30 Award and this year’s recipients, please visit www.uswrf.org/15-under-30-award.

2020 15 Under 30 Award Recipients

  • Olivia Benzan Daniel, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Meghan Flanigan, Aplington, Iowa
  • Xanthi Gerasimo, Menomonie, Wisconsin
  • Katherine Hunzinger, Newark, Delaware
  • Narcisse Jordan, Tampa, Florida
  • Tiara Mack, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Kelsie McDowell, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Grace McKenzie, San Francisco, California
  • Carly MacKinnon, Seattle, Washington
  • Alena Olsen, San Diego, California
  • Kat Roche, Dallas, Texas
  • Nia Toliver, San Diego, California
  • Faith Walker, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Alycia Washington, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Elona Williams, Los Angeles, California

For more information contact:

Danita Knox, USWRF President and Board Chair or Kerrissa Heffernan, WRCRA Chair

Founded in 2005, the U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation is committed to fostering and sustaining the growth of girls and women’s rugby. USWRF is a non-profit organization.

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