Samantha "Sam" Pankey was an outstanding high school athlete with varsity honors in softball,volleyball,and basketball. Sam continued her stellar career at East Carolina University with 67 starts for the lady Pirates in basketball while graduating with a 4.0 grade point average in 2005. Sam Pankey played for James River RFC after graduating from college. Sam's competitive drive,fitness, and talent quickly made her a rugby star and Team Captain. Sam has six caps with the United States National Rugby Team and she remains in the Eagle pool to this day.
Virginia Rugby Union Hall of Fame