Kristen Thomas

USA Eagles Rugby Sevens Team
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Kristen Thomas

Kristen Thomas ran track and played basketball in high school in Philadelphia and was All-Catholic in hurdles, high jump, and long jump. She began playing rugby her freshman year at University of Central Florida. Thomas was selected to the AIG Women’s Collegiate All-Americans for two separate tours in 2013 and 2014 to France and Canada, respectively. She made her World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series debut at São Paulo Sevens in February 2015.

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Reflections on the Growth of Women’s Rugby

By Kristen Thomas | February 21, 2017

I have been thinking a lot recently about my journey in rugby and the overall rise of women’s rugby in the United States. As I reflect upon the last several years, I realize that we women have accomplished a lot. For the first time ever, women’s rugby was in the Olympics, and women’s rugby is now tabbed an NCAA Emerging Varsity Sport. Most importantly, however, thousands of girls are picking up a rugby ball.