Carolyn McEwen, Kinesiology PhD graduate (2016) and current instructor with the School of Kinesiology, has been selected as one of 28 athletes to represent Canada at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be held in Ireland next month.
Previously a competitive figure skater, McEwen made the switch to rugby at 23 and earned her first cap with Canada during the Women’s Super Series in the summer of 2015. Carolyn, who plays prop, was also selected as a three-time Canada West All-Star during her five seasons (2010-14) with the Thunderbirds.
Carolyn explains, “I am excited to have the opportunity to represent Canada and compete alongside an amazing group of Women at the upcoming World Cup in Ireland. We have our sights set on winning the World Cup and highlighting the incredible growth of the Women’s XV game”.
Heading in, Canada ranks third in the world. In Ireland, they will face No. 2 ranked New Zealand, No. 10 ranked Wales and No. 23 ranked Hong Kong. All three pool games will take place at Billings Park UCD in Dublin. Canada faces Hong Kong August 9, Wales August 13 and New Zealand August 17.