Jamie Burke

Jamie Burke #3 makes tackle v Australia

Jamie Burke, Virginia Rugby Union Hall of Fame Inductee, started playing rugby in 1998 at the University of Virginia. Jamie played throughout college and graduate school at UVA. While there she was a First-Team Collegiate All-American 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003. In 2003, Jamie Burke was given the Woodley Award which is an honor conferred on the top national collegiate rugby player of the year. After finishing at UVA, Jamie went on to play club rugby for the DC Furies, Berkeley All-Blues, Beantown, and now Raleigh Venom. Jamie Burke played select side rugby for the MARFU U-23 team, MARFU Senior Side, Pacific Coast Senior Side, and Northeast Senior Side. Jamie ,also, represented the USA as a U-23 player.

Jamie Burke scores try v Ireland,2010 Rugby World Cup

Jamie Burke earned a spot on the USA Women's National Team and received her first cap against New Zealand in June 2004. Since then, she have represented the USA 35 times, making her the second highest capped female player in the United States (behind Patty Jervey who has 40 caps). During that time, Jamie has played in both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and was a team captain during the latter. Based on her performance at the 2010 World Cup, Jamie Burke was named to the 2010 International Rugby Board’s All-World Team. In addition, She has been named to the 2012, 2011, and 2010 ScrumQueens All-World Rugby Team, 2010 Rugby Magazine Women’s Player of the Year, and 2010 Rugby Magazine’s Team of the Decade – 2000-2009.

Jamie Burke packs down at tight head v Canada with her USA rugby mates

Jamie Burke at tight head,far left,Mari Wallace,center,at Hooker, Farrah Douglas at loose head on the right

Virginia Rugby Union Hall of Fame