By Ryan Kaczmarski
Olmsted Falls native Melanie Gib is a member of the Women’s Rugby Club team at Ashland University. She is in her third year on the team and has been voted in as the vice-president of the rugby club at Ashland. She is a 2009 graduate of St. Joseph Academy in Cleveland and is majoring in exercise science.
Competative sports clubs compete with other university or town-sponsored sports clubs, or teams, and travel to different events throughout the year. Competitive sports clubs are more serious in nature, similar to varsity athletics, and may involve playoff components to conclude their season.
Gib (MG) took time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions for West Life (WL), and tell us a little about herself and her sport.
WL: How many years have you played rugby and what attracted you to the sport?
WL: What skills from other sports that you have played transfer to the game of rugby?
WL: What position do you play, and what do you bring to your team?
WL: As a student athlete, what are the added challenges you have confronted on campus and in the classroom?
WL: What is your opinion on your team staying a club team, as opposed to becoming a varsity collegiate team?