GRR: Scholz Award
Rudy Scholz had such an impact on the game that his name adorns the award for the top men's college player in the US.
A graduate of Santa Clara University, where he played rugby, Scholz was a decorate veteran of World War I, and then returned to Belgium and France as part pf the USA Olympic rugby team in 1920 and 1924.
Saint Mary's prop Payton Telea Ilalio has received his 2019-2020 Scholz Award trophy.
Telea Ilalio was named the Rugby Sorensen Award Winner as the top men's college player in the country. He would normally have received his trophy at the annual awards dinner in Seattle, Wash. But with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, the dinner was canceled.
Get to know the MA Sorensen finalist Spiff Sedrick, and the Rudy Scholz Finalist Payton Telea a bit more as we round out our interviews with all of the finalists.
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Who will win the 2019-2020 Rudy Scholz Award?
We don't know, but we'll find out in a few days. Before then, we thought it would be good for you to learn a little bit more about the finalists.
Today, it's the two scrumhalves: Ryan Rees of Life University and Connor Buckley of Iona.
The finalists for the Rudy Scholz Award as the top men's college rugby player in the United States have been selected.
A combination of coach/team votes, and fan votes, have whittled the list of nominees down to five finalists. The top fan vote-getter is an automatic finalist, and so is the top team vote-getter (those votes usually logged by coaches or team presidents).