April 15, 2014, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) — UPEI Women’s Rugby Head Coach Shannon Atkins is pleased to announce that Emma Baker is joining the Panthers for 2014–15.
Baker is currently attending Lockview High School in Fall River, Nova Scotia. Captain of the rugby team, Baker has played rugby at Lockview since grade 9, was MVP of the Capital Region championship match, and a provincial silver medalist and winner of two Rothesay Netherwood School rugby championships. Baker is a multisport athlete who played tier one volleyball at the club level, and attended four national and eastern championships winning four provincial medals. Baker is the only athlete at Lockview High School to win a provincial medal in two sports.
Baker also brings provincial experience—Team Nova Scotia U18 in 2013 and 2014, member of Team Nova Scotia U18 team that attended the National Tier 1 Championship in Vancouver in 2013 (placing sixth overall) and 2013 Eastern Canadian gold medalist. She was also a member of The Keltic Academy rugby high performance program, which identifies top players for Team Atlantic and national team streams.
“Emma is a talented rugby player who brings leadership, character, and athleticism to the program,” said Atkins. “Adding Emma to a young team will give us more depth as we develop the program to compete in the tough AUS conference.”
Baker looks forward to becoming a Panther and has enrolled in the Science program at UPEI. “I have close family ties to Prince Edward Island and to UPEI,” she said. “I’m excited to attend UPEI to continue my education and to contribute to the Panthers rugby team any way I can.”
“I would like to welcome Emma to the University of Prince Edward Island, she’s a great addition to the Panther Family,” said UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman.
Go Panthers Go!