Name: Cheta Emba
Position: Prop/Hooker
Sport: Rugby
Event(s): Sevens, 15s
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
DOB: 7/16/1993
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
High School: Maggie L. Walker Governor's School (Richmond, Va.)
College: Harvard University ‘15, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Team/Club: Harvard University Women’s Rugby/ Beantown Rugby Football Club/Women’s Sevens Residency Program
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 6th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – 4th
  • Years of participation: 2017, 2018
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2018 (sevens); 2017 (15s)
Personal: Daughter of Theresa Nwabufo and Chuck Emba… Third youngest of four siblings…Began playing rugby at age 20…Played soccer for four years at Harvard earning All-Academic and All-Conference honors…Picked up rugby as a new way to cross-train for her role as a goalkeeper…Volunteers and serves the community through programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Hope Sports, and Mama’s Kitchen in San Diego…Fluent in Spanish…Enjoys coffee, cooking, reading, and a good whiskey…Loves exploring the outdoors through hiking, climbing, and camping…Always looking out for good music.