Category Archive: Awards & Highlights

March Alumnus of the Month: Adam Eustace

Adam Eustace is the March honoree for Alumnus of the Month. Although Adam did not attend U of M, he played a vital role as coach in the mid 2000s as the team won a Division 2 Midwest title and made it to the national semi-finals. He contributed greatly to the formation and structure of …

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March Player of the Month: Cooper Smart

Cooper Smart is the March Player of the Month. Cooper is a sophomore back who can play outside center, wing, and fullback. He brings energy and speed to the field while always looking for ways to change the game. Smart had an outstanding Winter Sevens for the club and is competing for a spot on …

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February Alumnus of the Month: John Moore

This month’s honoree is John Moore. John’s time with the club was brief but left a significant impression on him. His teammates and their friendship playing the biggest role. Although now in New Hampshire and Portland, John frequents Ann Arbor and supports the club in a variety of ways. Rugby has stayed with John and …

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February Player of the Month: Chening Duker

February’s Player of the Month is Chening Duker. Chening comes to Michigan from across the pond in London. Duker brings a sense of fun and creativity to the team, often using it to bewilder opponents and convince them to not tackle him. He’s an athletic flanker who loves sevens and holding the ball in one …

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January Alumnus of the Month: Brian Zimmer

This month’s honoree is Brian Zimmer. Brian has been around the club for nearly 30 years in a multitude of leadership positions. Along with his brother Kevin, they held the club together for a span and the team would surely be in a worse spot without them. Brian was usually a front row player. Solid …

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January Player of the Month: Albert Foo

This month’s honored player is freshman Albert Foo. Foo comes from the local Washtenaw RFC where he played for former Michigan players JR Hagerman and Aaron Dodd. Foo plays scrumhalf and does so with intelligence. He also tackles with aggression despite his small stature. His work ethic and commitment to the team are signs of …

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December Alumnus of the Month: Jacque Passino

When did you play? I played with Michigan from 1970 until 1975, while in business school and beyond. Any special honors? I was President for a few years starting in 1970, which meant being on the selection committee. Dr. Robison was our coach, so the selection meetings were held in his basement. With practice on …

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December Player of the Month: Spencer Scolnick

This month we honor Spencer Scolnick. Spencer brings a great sense of humor and enthusiasm to the team. Scolnick has played in the front row as well as flanker but missed the field this past semester due to a torn thumb ligament. However, he was in full support of the team, assisting with video and …

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Formal Awards Cap Season

Last night’s formal dinner and awards presentation capped a stellar fall for the club. The event, held at Weber’s, offered a welcome break from exams while wrapping up the past season. Club leaders handed out five awards to honor outstanding performance this fall. The first was to freshman wing Matt Kasten for Freshman of the …

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November Player of the Month: Sequoyah Burke-Combs

Sequoyah Burke-Combs is this month’s Player of the Month. Sequoyah is a local, playing for Dexter in high school. After a freshman year at Grand Valley State University, Burke-Combs transferred to Michigan and has subsequently earned two 1st team Big Ten selections. His first year with the team was spent playing wing while he now …

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