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Captain Honored with National Award

Herd Women’s+ Co-Founder and Captain, Takunda Ruiske was recently named to the 2021 15 Under 30 USWRF Award Class.

The award focuses on recognizing the complexity of the ‘rugby experience.’ It highlights those who exemplify the best qualities of rugby and bring those qualities to the field, to their teams, to the sport and to the communities in which they live.

The U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation serves as an advocate for women’s rugby, providing grants, honoring growth, preserving m history, and supporting the rugby community through professional development events.

Takunda was honored alongside Herd rugby friends, Alex Schaefer (CUA Women’s Head Coach and Certified Referee) and Ubaida Ahmed (Herd Featured Coach, U23 Player Pool, and All-Armed Forces Team).

With these dedicated women, the future of HBCU rugby, as well as D.C. Metro rugby, is in good hands.

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