Women's rugby player selected to compete for Junior All-American team

Brandeis club has its next home match on April 14 against Wheaton

Photo/Matthew Cameron

LauraBen Moore in action against Smith College.

Junior LauraBen Moore of the Brandeis women’s rugby club was selected to compete in USA Rugby’s training camp for the 2013 Women’s Junior All-American team.

At the end of March, Moore trained with 40 other student-athletes at the training camp in Herndon, Va. She is now in a pool with members of three other USA Rugby training camps for a spot on the team’s Under 20 Program which will compete in England in July in the U-20 Nation’s Cup. That event is considered to be the first step in qualifying for the Women’s Rugby World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio, which will be the sport’s Olympic debut.

The camp featured two days of intensive fitness training, rugby skills work, classroom training and nutrition education. From the four camps held nationwide, 33 to 40 athletes will be selected for a pre-tour camp in May at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

“I was one of the least-experienced players at the camp,” Moore said. “I’ve only been playing for a year and a half, so this was an amazing experience, competing with and against players who have as much as a decade in the sport.”

Moore is a double major in studio art and anthropology with a 4.0 grade-point average. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Moore is also a Community Advisor and has served as the rugby club’s top recruiter and publicist. 

The Brandeis women’s rugby club has its next home match on April 14 at 1 p.m. against Wheaton College.

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