May 3, 2017 (Brentwood, Tennessee) Tory Griffin was among four student athletes at Ravenwood High School to sign Volunteer Rugby Scholarship papers on Wednesday to attend the University of Tennessee. Head Coach Marty Bradley was on hand to welcome the newest Volunteers to the UT Rugby family.
The Volunteer Rugby Scholarship provides a combination of player stipend, full player kit and/or the waiver of the first year team fees for the freshman year. This combination of benefits is unique to each recipient and based on academic performance, rugby experience and character, commitment and devotion to the game as defined by the Tennessee Rugby Maxim: Family-School-Rugby. While many very talented incoming freshmen commit to play for the Volunteers each fall, only a few are also selected for the honor of receiving the Volunteer Rugby Scholarship.
Tory, the son of Laura and Bill Buechler, has played rugby throughout high school having picked up the game in middle school. The 6'1" / 195 lb forward has seen action at lock,flanker and #8.
Griffin is a 4 year participant with the Tennessee Tri-Stars. He plans to study finance at Tennessee.