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Faith Walker

Age: 20

Hails From: Memphis, Tennessee

Job That She Hopes Will One Day Pay the Bills: Is a Sports Management major at the University of Memphis

Rugby Life:

  • Freedom Prep (Coach - winner of four consecutive Tennessee state championships)

Leading Like a Boss:

  • Serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors for Memphis Inner City Rugby

  • Founding member of the MICR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee

  • Mentors’ young coaches in training at Freedom Prep

  • 2019 Represented the American rugby community as an international ambassador in Laos working with the ‘Pass It Back Fund’

Why We Love Faith:

  • Is the youngest head coach of a high school rugby program in the state of Tennessee

  • Is a full-time college student and coach while working multiple jobs, and assuming leadership roles in her community

  • Lives her life as an example to younger women of color both on the field and off

  • Enjoys dancing and spending time with her friends and family

Learn More on The Rugby Breakdown (TRB): Freedom Prep Wins Tennessee 15s Title (2019)

All photos provided by the award recipient

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