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.
Prairie City, Iowa
Job that Pays the BIlls:
Senior at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), studying recreation, tourism, nonprofit leadership
UNI Women's Rugby Club (player)
Leading Like a Boss:
UNI Women's Rugby Club (President)
Illinois Women's Collegiate Rugby Conference (Commissioner)
National Collegiate Rugby (Intern)
Wrote COVID protocols and guidelines for UNI
Why we Love Kayla:
As an intern for National Collegiate Rugby (NCR), she worked to organize a championship tournament in New Orleans, create a plan for the development of a select-side team, and create a successful experience for the select side team in Arkansas.
All photos provided by the award recipient
Photo Credit: Alexa Balong