Rebecca Saari Wins 2016 Howard and Marina Gerwing Scholarship

Rebecca is the 2016 winner of the Howard and Marina Gerwing Scholarship. She studies at UVic and plays club rugby for Cowichan. She represented the Vancouver Island Tide in 2015.

Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Favourite memory growing up: Road trips with my family
Position played: Hooker, Back row
First year playing rugby: Grade 10, 2008
Favourite coach: Brad and Alanna Skene
Most influential person in life: My mom and sisters
Favourite rugby memory: Returning to play for Cowichan after injury took me out of play for a year
Worst rugby memory: Tearing my MCL in the Island Finals in high school
Favourite movie: Honestly -> The Sound of Music
Favourite musician: Can’t name one, but classic rock/country (CCR, Johnny Cash, etc)
Favourite book: Harry Potter series
Career plans: I graduate as a Mechanical Engineer in August, I’ve primarily worked so far as a reliability engineer in coal and diamond mines.
Rugby goals in next 2 years: To help my club team (Cowichan Piggies) advance further in the premier league.
Favourite other hobbies: Hiking, music, travelling, motorcycles


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