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SISU November Player of the Month: Ana "Chowder" Connolly

Updated: Feb 13

This girl is a workhorse. She’s a regular member of our front row and she’s definitely not afraid to jump into a ruck or ten. She’s served a full year on this team now so she knows her way around the pitch, and she’s always willing to share this knowledge with our rookies. With plenty of wit and a flannel on her back, she isn’t afraid to pick you up (both in spirits and literally)! Let’s give thanks to Ana “Chowder” Connolly! 🙌

Chowder carrying the ball against OSU on 10.5.19

Name:

Ana "Chowder" Connolly


Year: 

Sophomore


Hometown:

Ann Arbor, MI

Major/Minor:

Electrical Engineering


How long have you been playing?

3 semesters


Why rugby?

It seemed interesting and the players at the booth at the Rec Sports Expo my freshman year were really nice. Then at my first practice, everyone was so welcoming and the team seemed like a great group of people. Plus, tackling people is fun.


In 5 years, what do you see yourself doing?

Working as an engineer, hopefully somewhere interesting. Still playing rugby, of course.


Favorite place in Ann Arbor? 

The Big House

Favorite memory at Michigan so far? 

Traveling down to Nashville with the team for Nash Bash. We had some good times, played some good rugby, and ate some good barbeque.


Who is your biggest inspiration and why? 

My mom because she always puts 100% into everything she's passionate about.


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

Mackinac Island Fudge


Favorite quote?

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." - John Steinbeck


Favorite food or guilty pleasure?

Annie's White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Brunch or linner?

Brunch, all the way


What continent(s) do you most want to visit?

Australia and New Zealand


Favorite condiment?

Ranch because Midwest

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