OLIVIA BENZAN-DANIEL

All photos provided by award recipient. Credit to GJETERHUND Photography, Melissa Barker, and Scott Green.

Age: 28

 

Hails From: Lynn, Massachusetts; is a lifelong New Englander
 

Job That Pays the Bills: IT Service Desk/Student Engagement Manager for Harvard Medical School
 

Rugby Life:

  • Brandeis University Women’s Rugby (Head Coach)

  • St. Mary’s High School Girls team (Head Coach)

  • Free Jacks Academy (Assistant Coach)

  • WPL Team, Beantown Rugby (Player - Prop)

  • WPL All-Star, selected for Fall 2019 Premiership Scholarship Trip (Coach)

 
Leading Like a Boss:

  • President, College Rugby Association of America Women’s Division

  • Secretary, American College Rugby Association (ACRA)

  • Commissioner, Northeast D1

  • Vice Commissioner, Rugby Northeast

  • Clinics Coordinator, 7s Program Director, Tournament Coordinator for Beantown

  • AR Club Council Training & Development CommitteeMember, US

 
Why We Love Olivia:

  • Organizes volunteer coaches for co-ed youth rugby clinics and works with MYRO for middle school girls’ programs like the Winter Bubble Rookie Rugby and the All Girls Sports Festival

  • Coordinates with senior club teams to contribute to the Annual High School Girls Rugby Jamboree

  • Hobbies include axe-throwing and family game nights

 

Learn More on The Rugby Breakdown (TRB): Rugby & Race, a Reckoning

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