the 2014 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Inductees
San Diego, CA (January 30, 2014) – The United States Rugby Foundation Board of Trustees and Directors is pleased to announce its 2014 inductees into the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame (www.usrugbyhalloffame.org). After reviewing the applications of the over 30 candidates received and after several discussions, the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Selection Committee, comprised of the eight USRF Trustees, has selected eight new members for the Class of 2014.
Like those Classes before it, the Class of 2014 is comprised of individuals who have made their mark in rugby in the United States as players, coaches and administrators, with some of this year’s inductees standing out in all three areas.
The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is:
Anne Barry has served on the Minnesota Youth Rugby Board for the last 10 years and was the President of the Minnesota Rugby Union for 22 years. She served USA Rugby as its president from 1998-2002 and as treasurer from 1990-1998, and continued on the USA Rugby Board until 2005. Barry was a member of the Midwest Rugby Union Board of Directors from 1990-2005. She continues to serve the Minnesota rugby community as a board member of the Minnesota Rugby Union. Barry played rugby with the Twin Cities Amazons and the Midwest Women’s Rugby team. She continues to serve as the General Manager for the Twin Cities Amazons as well as a member of the Governing Council for the Women’s Premier League.
Congratulations to the Class of 2014. These eight new inductees join the 18 who have already been inducted into the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame for their contributions to the sport in the United States. Those 2013 nominees who were not voted in by the Selection Committee will be included in future U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame selection processes. The nomination criteria and selection procedures for future U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame nominees can be found on the USRF website.
The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame and its Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of U.S. Rugby; supporting the development of the game by funding programs for youth, high school and collegiate rugby; and individual player development programs.