Louisville Rugby Association Awards Scholarships to High School Players
August 14, 2012By Betty Coffman of VYPE MAGAZINE - Greater Louisville
The Louisville Rugby Old Boys Association has awarded $1000 in scholarships and grants to four players from the 2012 U of L Rugby recruiting class.
Cody Hoskins from Meade County High School receives a $700 Roger Daughtery scholarship. Hoskins was a Kentucky Rugby High School All-Star who garnered attention from USA Rugby U-17 National Team selectors, and was also an All-District football player and wrestler. Hoskins chose U of L over Ohio State. Hoskins has been accepted to the J.B. Speed Engineering School, and will use the money on a laptop computer.
"This money really helps and I appreciate the support of the Old Boys, and I look forward to playing rugby at U of L," says Hoskins.
Braden Deifel (Atherton), Stephen Rand (Iroquois) and Spencer Wise (Trinity) were each awarded $100 book grants.
"We are proud to support these student-athletes as they pursue their university diploma," said Mike Pfeffer, President of the Old Boys. "Rugby allows non-varsity athletes the opportunity to play a real sport in college, to compete for league and national championships or represent the US in international and Olympic competition."
Rugby is a nationally-affiliated club sport administered by USA Rugby. It will be a full-medal Olympic sport starting with the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Louisville High School Rugby League includes teams from Atherton, Eastern, Iroquois, Meade County, Trinity and St. Xavier High Schools.
For more information on U of L Rugby contact Eric Raney at 502 442-5308 or visit the website: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/universityoflouisvillerugbyclub/