by Naya
USA WOMEN’S RUGBY 2nd ALL-TIME LEADING TRY SCORER
USA WOMEN’S EAGLES SEVENS

ABOUT NAYA

Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Naya Tapper has played rugby professionally since 2016. After earning All-American track and field honors in high school, she began her rugby career at UNC Chapel Hill where she starred from 2012-2016.

As a professional, Naya has become the All-Time leading try scorer for USA Women’s Eagles. Highlights include the 2017 Sydney Sevens Player of the Final, 2017 Sydney Sevens Dream Team, 2017 Vegas Sevens Dream Team, 2018 Rugby World Cup second leading try scorer, and 2018 NSBC Dream Team. She earned a silver medal at the 2017 Dubai Sevens Tournament gold medal at the 2019 Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque, and a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games.

IN MEDIA

Naya’s infectious personality has afforded her the privilege of becoming the face of USA Rugby in the lead-up to the 2020 Games. In the past year, she has appeared on behalf of the organization, as well as the USOC on several cross-over programs and outlets including NBC’s Today Show and Bravo’s Project Runway. Naya has also lent her voice to women and sports-centric organizations such as Women’s Sports Foundation.

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