1975 Sexist OSU Newsletter
The Old Man, the newsletter of the Ohio State University Men’s Rugby club announced the formation of the Ohio State women’s team. Note the graphic illustration of a female player.
1977 The Pitch
The Tube and the Pitch, two different Ohio State Women’s team newsletters from 1977 show the grassroots organizing, bawdy nature of women’s rugby at the time.
Hails From: Columbia, South Carolina; currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island
Job That Pays the Bills: Youth Organizer at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Brown University Women’s Rugby Team (Player and Co-Captain)
National Collegiate Women's Varsity Rugby Association (NCWVRA) All-American Class (Player - inaugural year)
Providence Women’s Rugby (Player - Lock, Prop, #8)
Leading Like a Boss:
Running for Rhode Island State Senate
Why We Love Tiara:
Fights for women’s reproductive rights as a board member of the Women’s Health and Education Fund
Challenging a 30-year anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ incumbent, she defeated her primary opponent by nearly 20% and is on track to become Rhode Island’s first Black, Queer Senator.*
Enjoys eating donuts and reading
Learn More on The Rugby Breakdown (TRB): Providence Still ‘Small But Mighty’ (2019)
* Since receiving this award, Tiara Mack has won her Rhode Island State Senate race, becoming RI's first Black, Queer Senator! She assumes office on January 5, 2021, representing District 6. Congratulations, Tiara!
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