Ariana Ramsey’s Olympic Journey Continues
Very pleased to announce that the U.S. Women’s Rugby Olympic Team has been selected and Ariana Ramsey is humbled and excited to be a part of this amazing team.
DartmouthSports.com posted a proud annoucement that reads in part…
HANOVER, N.H. – It was announced today by USA Rugby that Dartmouth women’s rugby junior Ariana Ramsey has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. She is the first Big Green player in program history to represent her country at the Olympics.
“I am beyond honored and ecstatic to take on this opportunity,” Ramsey said. “My years of hard work of being an athlete have finally paid off, and I am indeed following my dreams. I hope that I can be an inspiration to all people by sending the message that if you have a dream, to go and get it because the world is yours! My dad would have been so proud.”
Ramsey is one of three National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) players to have qualified for the Olympics that were pushed back from last summer due to COVID-19. Also part of Team USA are Harvard’s Cheta Emba and Quinnipiac’s Ilona Maher.
“I can’t begin to explain how proud we are of Ari,” head coach Katie Dowty said. “She’s proven her resilience and ability to meet challenges at a world-class level to earn this incredibly special opportunity.
“Her mindset and attitude toward growth give her limitless potential, and I have a feeling we will see her on the world stage for many years to come,” Dowty continued. “She’s one of the fastest, most exciting players I’ve ever seen play, and I cannot wait to watch her represent her family, Dartmouth and the USA as she puts the world on notice in Tokyo!”