May 3, 2017 (Brentwood, Tennessee) Jace Walter 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.
Jace, the son of Scott and Rose Walter, has played rugby throughout high school having also excelled as a defensive end in football for the Raptors. The 6'1" / 190 lb forward has played lock and flanker during his time at Ravenwood,
Walter is a player with the Tennessee Tri-Stars in both 15s and 7s and he plans to study Business Administration at Tennessee.
Ravenwood Head Coach Richard Boone, Tennessee Head Coach Marty Bradley
Rose Walter, Jace Walter, Scott Walter