Pam Kosanke was selected for the USA Sevens National Team in 2001, her first year playing rugby. She played fly half in sevens games and inside center in 15s. Pam has been selected as a vice-captain for a few USA Sevens tours. She was also a member of the 2006 Women’s Rugby World Cup team.
Pam graduated from Parkway Central Senior High School in Chesterfield, MO in 1996. She was a standout athlete in high school making All-State in Softball, All-Conference in Basketball, and placing 3rd in state in Soccer. She earned four varsity letters in each of the sports as well. She even tried out for and made the football team as a field goal kicker but quit because she didn’t want to jeopardize her opportunity for a softball scholarship. Pam was named St. Louis-Dispatch Academic All-American her senior year and graduated 9th in her class of over 400 students with a 4.5 GPA. She attended the University of Michigan on a Softball Scholarship. As a third-baseman and shortstop, she earned Academic All-American, All-Conference and All-Region honors. During her sophomore year, the softball team was ranked No. 2 in the nation behind Arizona. She made two trips to the Women’s College World Series, won three Big Ten Championships and finished her career batting over .300. She was also named an Academic All-American her senior year.
Pam has been playing in the backline for the Chicago North Shore since picking up the sport in 2001. She was selected as a captain of the team her 2nd year playing and her team was ranked 2nd in the Midwest in 2005