Megan Daumeyer is a Nursing Major at UC who also plays for our Rugby Team.
When it comes to Rugby she says that she doesn’t have an overall favorite moment, but more cherishes the multiple small moments that makes her love the sport and her team. Even though the Nash Bash over Spring Break was mentioned as one of her more favorite tournaments, “having a group of people I know I can count on no matter if we’re best of friends or people that rub each other the wrong way sometimes, is a really comforting feeling.”
Her biggest advice to anyone interested in becoming a part of the Rugby Team is to keep a very open mind about the sport. Most people are quite tentative about such a physical sport that most have not played before. It’s always worth it to come out to a practice and give it a shot if you have some interest though. They will let you jump right in and “Tackling does not hurt nearly as much as you would think.”
Still, Rugby is not the only thing that Megan is doing at UC. Besides having a job outside of Rugby, Megan also is a dedicated Nursing student. To her, “School always comes first, but I try to get things done ahead of time so I have time to make practice.” Although she has missed some practices to make it work, “It is so worth it, I am doing everything I can to stay involved in both.”
As she emphasized, life in college is all about prioritizing and time management. Once you have your heart set on something you can create a plan and achieve it. College is about exploring and finding what you love, and that is something that Megan has easily done.