GRR on X  GRR on Facebook GRR in Instagram GRR Vimeo Library GRR on YouTube RuggaMatrix America Podcasts Support GRR on Patreon

Rudy Scholz Award Nominees Named

irish rugby tours

Rudy Scholz Award Nominees Named

The nominees for the inaugural Rudy Scholz Award have been named.

This award, sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, Wash. in partnership with Goff Rugby Report and sanctioned by USA Rugby, is a new annual award for the best DI-level men's college rugby player in the country. A panel has selected 12 nominees, and now the college rugby players and coaches around the country can vote!

Here's how it works. College teams get together to vote as a group on who they think should win. Then they go here to record who won their vote. Every college player in America gets a voice.

1. Look at the player descriptions below

2. Meet with your team and vote on who you like best

3. Go here to record your team vote.

The top three vote-getters will be the Scholz Award finalists, and the winner will receive his award during a gala celebration June 11 at the Washington Athletic Club on June 11, 2016.   


Scholz Award Nominees
Anthony Salaber - ABFlyer

Anthony Salaber, Cal, Center

A big, rangy center, Salaber has emerged as one of Cal's leaders as well as best players. (Photo ABFlyer)


Bryce Campbell, Indiana, Center

The emotional center of a team that won the Big 10, won an ACRC Bowl game over Kutztown, and is a serious DIA contender  (Photo courtesy Bryce Campbell)

Chad Gough - David Barpal

Chad Gough, Utah, Hooker

A multi-skilled #2 for Utah who has also excelled at 7s as the Utes have gone on to win the DIA West. (Photo David Barpal)


Dylan Audsley, St. Mary's, Center

One of the most dangerous attacking players for St. Mary's, Audsley is also the team's goalkicker and a defensive force in the midfield. (Photo Michael Geib)

Lorenzo Thomas - Geib

Lorenzo Thomas, Lindenwood, Center

Just a freshman, Thomas has already earned two USA caps, and is the go-to line-breaker for Lindenwood. (Photo Michael Geib)

Malcolm May - Mimi Goodman

Malcolm May, Penn State, Loose Forward

A powerful loose forward who has been central to Penn State's strong season so far. (Photo Mimi Goodman)


Peter Malcolm, Wheeling Jesuit, Loose Forward

The go-to player for Wheeling Jesuit, and already getting a look from the USA 7s team. (Photo courtesy Wheeling Jesuit University)

Vili Tolutau - Sammy Henderson

Vili Toluta'u, Central Washington, Loose Forward

A young, exciting flanker who can hit very hard and has excellent pace. (Sammy Henderson photo)


Kevin Schofield, BYU, Wing

A wing's job is, in part, to score tries, and Schofield does that in a variety of different ways, using his speed, awareness, and aggressiveness. And he scores them at crucial moments for the powerful BYU squad.(Photo BYU Rugby)


Nicholas Marmureanu, Navy, Loose Forward

Another multi-skilled loose forward, one who can play in several positions and has open field skills as well as the ability to dictate terms at the point of contact. (Photo Courtesy USNA Rugby)


Gavan D'Amore-Morrison, AIC, Loose Forward

A flashy and hard-running flanker with a nose for the ball and good passing skills. He's part of an underrated forward effort that helped AIC win the ECRC conference and an ACRC Bowl game over Clemson. (Photo courtesy AIC Athletics)

Aladdin Schirmer

Aladdin Schirmer, Central Washington, Loose Forward

A shifty, quick loose forward who showed his support running skills for the USA when he scored two tries in his first two starts for the Eagles this winter. (Photo courtesy CWU Athletics)