Memphis Tigers Shine in Collegiate Rugby’s Top Honors for 2023

In the realm of collegiate rugby, recognition is the hallmark of exceptional talent and dedication. The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC) annually bestows the prestigious title of “All Conference” upon standout players, acknowledging their prowess and contributions to the sport. In 2023, the Memphis Tigers proudly stand in the spotlight, as several of our own athletes have earned this esteemed distinction.

It is with immense pride and joy that we announce the names of our remarkable players who have been honored as All SCRC Conference players: Sehrab Bagha, Musa Banat, Conor Dempsey, Harry Hagan, Caleb Schmidt, and Jalen McKenzie. These individuals have exemplified the spirit of excellence, demonstrating unparalleled skill, dedication, and sportsmanship on the field throughout the 2023 15s season.

Conor Dempsey (10) leads the attack
Musa Banat (2) knows one direction – forward
Sehrab Bagha celebrates with the trophy and friends

Furthermore, the accolades continue to pour in as National Collegiate Rugby recognizes the brightest talents across the nation. Amongst the elite ranks of the All-American Team, three outstanding representatives from the Memphis Tigers have been rightfully chosen: Musa Banat, Conor Dempsey, and Sehrab Bagha. Their selection as national All-Americans is a testament to their exceptional abilities and unwavering commitment to the sport.

These accolades are not merely tokens of recognition; they are symbols of hard work, perseverance, and unwavering determination. Each player has earned their moment in the sun through countless hours of training, sacrifices, and unwavering dedication to their craft.

All Conference – Sehrab, Jalen McKenzie, Caleb Schmidt and Harry Hagan (Musa and Conor not pictured)

As a university and as a community, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sehrab Bagha, Musa Banat, Conor Dempsey, Jalen McKenzie, Harry Hagan and Caleb Schmidt for their outstanding achievements. Their success on the rugby field brings honor to the Memphis Tigers and serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes everywhere.

Let us celebrate their triumphs and continue to support them as they write the next chapter of their remarkable journey in the world of rugby. Go Tigers Go!


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