Shaniah Jones

Age: 20


Hails From:

Memphis, Tennessee


Job That Pays the Bills:

Student, University of Memphis


Rugby Life:

  • Memphis Flamingo’s (player)

  • Christian Brothers University Women’s Rugby (player)

  • Redfish 7s (Captain)

  • USA High School All-American

  • Tennessee High School State Champion 2017, 2018, 2019 (player)


Leading Like a Boss:

  • Memphis Inner City Rugby (Head Coach)

  • Power Center Academy Middle School Rugby (Assistant Coach)

  • Believe Memphis Academy Middle School Rugby (Head Coach)

  • Premier Rugby 7s (Liaison Officer)


Why We Love Shaniah:

  • International Ambassador for MICR and 'Women Win' in Laos

  • Dean's List at University of Memphis

  • Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis (volunteer)

  • “She is changing lives every day with her leadership and passion for rugby.”


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Photo Credit: Spencer Hansan