Rebecca Brafman

Rebecca Brafman
  • Caps: 3
  • Birthday: 09/04/81
  • Position: Prop
  • Secondary Position: Center
  • Height: 5'6
  • Weight: 175
  • Club: New York R.C. (USA)
  • College: Columbia University
  • High School: Yeshivah of Flatbush
  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Twitter: @BearcatR
When and how did you start playing rugby?
I wanted to walk on to the basketball team at Columbia. I went to a team meeting, and two girls from the team who played rugby in the off-season took me down to practice. I'd always been a physical basketball player, so rugby was a natural fit.
What is the best thing about being a USA pool player?
Getting to compete against the best players in the country for the honor of representing the USA, as well as exposure to some of the best coaching and playing resources.
Significant Non-Rugby Achievements
  • Currently a resident in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC
  • Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
What does representing your country mean to you?
It's an honor to represent the USA on the highest stage, international rugby. It's a way to raise our country's profile internationally, and to prove to other countries that we deserve respect as athletes and competitors.