Raised in Charlotte, NC, Naya Tapper started playing rugby at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill after excelling in track and field in high school.  

Tapper has gone on to become the second all-time leading try scorer for the U.S. Women’s National Team. 

Highlights of her career include the 2017 Sydney Sevens Player of the Final, and the 2018 Rugby World Cup second leading try scorer.  

She earned a silver medal at the 2017 Dubai Sevens Tournament, the gold medal at the 2019 Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque, and a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games.

“I believe Premier Rugby Sevens will be a big reason the sport of sevens will take off in the United States and Canada and I want to be a part of that,” said Tapper.  “One of my goals is to inspire the next generation, particularly crossover athletes, to consider rugby sevens. And now with PR7s, along with the Olympics, there are even more opportunities to continue an athlete’s career at the highest levels.”

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