By Jena Lynde-Smith (University Communications)
Born into a sports family, Lauryn Walker grew up playing competitive soccer for most of her life. She enjoyed it but never felt like it was her calling.
“I was always too aggressive for the game,” says Walker. “I just started not to love it as much.”
In high school, Walker was asked to play on the school’s rugby team. Having watched her father coach football as a child, she decided to give rugby a shot.
“I instantly fell in love, and I haven’t looked back since,” she says.