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SISU November Player of the Month: Emma Jabour

Emma is an excellent lock on our team and wholly supportive of all of our rookies and younger players. She is always happy to see you, on or off the field, and hear about your day. We will miss her dearly when she graduates this December, but also look forward to seeing all the great things she gets up to in her future.

Year: Senior

Major: International Studies & Community Action and Social Change

Hometown: Traverse City, MI

why rugby?

I was really missing the environment and regular exercise that a team sport brings and I've always loved being rowdy and rough housing so rugby was a great fit. Also the recruitment chair at the time was one of my best friends and she made me go.

in 5 years what do you see yourself doing?

I imagine that I'll be in grad school trying to find the answers to everything that will frustrate me in my post-undergrad life.

favorite place in Ann Arbor?

Roxana Taginya's kitchen is currently my favorite place in Ann Arbor because it usually contains my favorite people making beautiful meals while listening to groovy tunes.

who is your biggest inspiration and why?

A woman named Harriette Thompson is one of my biggest inspirations. I've literally only read about her in the NY Times, but she was a musician, cancer survivor and ran marathons into her 90's. When I watched the video of her finishing her last marathon I unexpectedly balled my eyes out. I didn't even cry the first time I watched Where the Red Fern Grows or Schindler's List or the part where Mufasa dies in Lion King, but this cancer surviving power house of a woman finishing this marathon tore. me. down. I just hope that I can keep trying new things and push myself mentally and physically until the day I am dirt.

how long have you been playing?

3 years

if you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?

I would be the ice cream flavor that rallies and colludes to bring superman ice cream down because superman ice cream is insulting and it has gone on for too long.

favorite memory at Michigan?

Our first rugby social in the Sin Bin!

favorite food?

Salsa is my favorite thing to consume.

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