- Emma Buis
SISU September Player of the Month: Sophie Barlow
This month, we are highlighting Sophie Barlow. Since joining the team in Fall 2017, Sophie has established herself as a reliable teammate both on and off the pitch. Whether it's a fundraiser, practice, game day, or tailgate, Sophie will be there. Holding down the back line at the wing, Sophie is well-known for her ability to chase down an opponent on a breakaway.
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Minor: Applied Statistics
I started playing rugby because I was curious to try something new (I had never played rugby before). Joining UMWRFC also seemed like a good way to meet people and become involved in something aside from academics.
In 5 years, what do you see yourself doing?
I'm not sure yet. Probably working.
Favorite place in Ann Arbor?
Pathway between Weiser and Randall buildings.
Favorite memory at Michigan so far?
Grabbing bubble tea with friends at 1 am after hanging out/studying somewhere on central campus.
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
National geographic photographers. They have a powerful ability to learn and tell stories through the lens of a camera. The variety and significance of the projects they work on also remind me of the different ways people can educate others on issues around the world.
If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?
Moose tracks. Moose are pretty cool animals.
Best class you've taken at Michigan?
BIO 288 (animal diversity) - who wouldn't want to learn about a different animal phyla each week?
Brunch or linner?
Green habanero sauce