Naya Tapper

Naya Tapper
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No.250
BornAugust 3, 1994
HometownBeaufort, SC
PositionWing (7s)
High School West Mecklenburg High School (Charlotte, NC)
Height5'9"
Weight176
Caps XV: 12
7s: 11
College University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Twitter  @nayatapper
Instagram  @nayatapper

Naya Tapper began her rugby career in 2012 when she played for her alma matter at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill after completing a promising career in track at her high school. An All-American athlete before stepping on to the rugby scene, Tapper’s abilities only advanced when she made her debut with the Women's Sevens at the 2016 Sao Paulo Sevens tournament.

One month later, Tapper also earned her first international cap with the Women's National Team (15s) against France at the Women's Super Series.

Finishing her year at the National All-Star Competition, Tapper returned to the Sevens Series scene at the start of the 2016-17 season where she finished second overall in tries and lead the Women’s Sevens to a record 6th place finish.

Following her remarkable performance in the HSBC Series, Tapper was selected to the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup squad where she helped her teammates reach the Semifinal. After a short break, she suited up once more for the 2017 Dubai Sevens Tournament where the Women’s Sevens won silver.


Match List

DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
28 Mar, 7:00 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterCanadaWomen's Eagles
CanAm
5 - 39
01 Apr, 6:00 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterCanadaWomen's Eagles
CanAm
10 - 37
09 Aug, 11:30 amUCD BowlItalyWomen's Eagles
WRWC
24 - 12
13 Aug, 9:45 amUCD BowlSpainWomen's Eagles
WRWC
43 - 0
17 Aug, 9:30 amUCD Billings ParkEnglandWomen's Eagles
WRWC
26 - 47
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
02 Feb, 8:52 pmAllianz StadiumRussiaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
10 - 19
02 Feb, 11:12 pmAllianz StadiumEnglandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
22 - 14
03 Feb, 1:54 amAllianz StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
20 - 5
03 Feb, 6:22 pmKippax FieldIrelandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
17 - 5
03 Feb, 10:04 pmAllianz StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
19 - 12
04 Feb, 1:42 amAllianz StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
17 - 21
03 Mar, 11:17 amSam Boyd StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
21 - 24
03 Mar, 2:02 pmSam Boyd StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
22 - 7
03 Mar, 4:47 pmSam Boyd StadiumFijiWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
14 - 7
04 Mar, 12:28 pmSam Boyd StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
20 - 12
04 Mar, 3:36 pmSam Boyd StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
7 - 12
04 Mar, 8:40 pmSam Boyd StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
7 - 31
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
01 Jul, 12:00 pmSalt Lake CityFranceWomen's Eagles
Super Series
13 - 19