Katherine Hunzinger

Age: 27


Hails from: Downers Grove, Illinois; currently lives in Newark, Delaware

Job That Pays the Bills:
Ph.D. Student and Graduate Fellow at the University of Delaware and Investigator in the University of Delaware’s Concussion Research Laboratory

Rugby Life:

  • Northern Illinois University (Player)

  • 2016-2018 Wake Forest University Men (Assistant Coach)

  • East Pennsylvania Rugby Referee Society (Referee)

Leading Like a Boss:

  • Serves as strength & conditioning and referee development educator with World Rugby

  • Serves on the USAR Club Council Training and Development Committee

  • Lends her medical and scientific expertise to USA Rugby’s response to World Rugby’s ban on trans players

Why We Love Katie:

  • Assists with concussion baseline assessments among University of Delaware student athletes and local youth sport teams

  • Is committed to promoting diversity and increasing leadership opportunities for women in rugby – especially the referee ranks

  • Loves hiking, kayaking, and camping and competes in local CrossFit competitions

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