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SISU September Player of the Month: Grace Young

Updated: Nov 7, 2019

She's come a long way from the fresh-faced rookie she was this past winter. Grace joined the team last season having never played rugby before. Yet, a little less than six months later, Grace's speed and drive have made her a crucial member of our forwards pack. She leaves it all on the field both at practice and in matches, and she's not afraid to help out or ask questions. What really puts Grace over the top is her commitment to showing all of the rookies the ropes of rugby and helping them develop the same love and appreciation we all have for the sport. We're so grateful for all that Grace puts in, and we're excited to learn more about her!

(Plus, check out that smile in that SISU mouthguard 👌)

Grace Young
Grace Young



Grace Young




Menlo Park, CA



How long have you been playing?

1 Season

Why rugby?

I’ve played a lot of different sports, but the camaraderie of our rugby team is unparalleled!

In 5 years, what do you see yourself doing?

I see myself becoming a research scientist or going to med school.

Favorite place in Ann Arbor? 

Mr. Spots Restaurant

Favorite memory at Michigan so far? 

Watching people slip and fall on the ice after the freezing rain hits

Who is your biggest inspiration and why? 

My little brother— he knows me better than anyone and encourages me to be the best I can be!

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

The holy trifecta of chocolate, coffee, and peanut butter flavors.

Favorite food or guilty pleasure?

Dancing in my room by myself

Best class you've ever taken at Michigan?

Physics 140 with Yuri Popov

Favorite condiment?

Cheese (yes it’s a condiment. It goes on everything)

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