Oklahoma Rugby adds Wendy Young to their Hall of Fame!

482840_10101361971090907_1467516784_nUniversity of Oklahoma Rugby will enshrine its 2014 class of Hall of Famers in conjunction with its 40th Anniversary Friday, March 14, 2014 at Sooner Legends, starting at 7:00 pm.

Jon Velie, OU’s Director of Rugby says, “This year’s class is indicative of the great tradition of OU Rugby, our first coach Kieran Malloy, our first National Team player in Drew Allan, Our biggest international rugby star Michael DeJong, our most prestigious referee and former national women’s team member Wendy Young and the longest serving referee and true character of Oklahoma rugby Lenny Burger.”

Head Coach Jason Horowitz stated, “Oklahoma’s Rugby Hall of Fame provides the bridge between the rich tradition of Oklahoma’s rugby past and the future success of today’s student athletes. We have something special at OU where we invite those that competed for Oklahoma to come back and step on the pitch and compete again against our current squad. The 40th Anniversary will be a celebration of Oklahoma Rugby, a nod to its past with a view to its future.”

Michael Al Jiboori, OU’s captain, “The history of success at Oklahoma is not only appreciated it is expected. It will be an honor to watch those that played here before us receive their Hall of Fame jackets.”

View the Oklahoma Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2014 in full here and review Wendy’s resume below:

WENDY YOUNG

Player:
2001-2006. Scrumhalf, Captain. Inducted 2014
USA Women’s National Team XV 2006-2008;
West Senior XV 2004-2009; 2013;
West Senior 7s 2003-2007;
West U23 XV 2003-2004;
Austin Valkyries 2006-2012;

Coaching:
Texas XVs Assistant Coach 2011-Present;
Texas 7s Head Coach 2010-Present;
West Senior 7s All Stars Assistant Coach 2011-Present;
West U23 All Stars Coach 2008-2012;
Texas Rugby Union U23 All Stars Coach 2008-2011;

Referee:
USA Rugby Women’s Collegiate XVs – 2014;
USA Rugby Women’s National Club XVs – 2014;
IRB 7s Assistant Referee – 2014;
USA Rugby All Star Sevens Championship -2013;
Collegiate Rugby Championship – 2013;
USA Rugby Women’s Collegiate 15s Playoffs – 2013;
USA Rugby Collegiate Sevens Championship – 2012;

Other:
Member of USA Rugby Competitions Committee;
Texas Rugby Paid Administrator
Red River Rugby Conference Women’s Rep
Editor and Creator of Your Scrumhalf Connection;

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