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    Congratulations Jack

    Recent graduate Jack Stimson was named to USA Rugby's Academic Honor Roll for 2015-16 season.

    Congratulations Jack!!  Earlier this year Jack's profile was highlighted on our facebook page.

    Jack majored in psychology hoping to find a career in sports psychology. He started playing rugby 7 years ago in his hometown of Chicago, IL. As for the reason for playing, Jack had this to say “My high school Spanish teacher mentioned she played it and suggested that we try it. I thought to myself that it wouldn’t hurt to try it. Then my advisor got me in contact with the team captain of our high school team and the rest is history.” Here are a few more questions to better get to know Jack:

    Favorite food: Anything BBQ related
    Favorite International Rugby Player: Kevin Swiryn
    Go to Karaoke Song: TNT by AC/DC
    Whole milk, 1% or 2% Milk?: Chocolate 2%
    Sports Idol: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?: If Coach Swiryn isn’t an option then I would bring some sunscreen, a beach umbrella, and a nice big yacht.

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