Name: Naya Tapper
Position: Wing
Sport: Rugby
Event(s): Sevens, 15s
Height: 5-9
Weight: 176
DOB: 8/3/1994
Birthplace: Beaufort, S.C.
Hometown: Beaufort, Calif.
High School: West Mecklenburg High School (Charlotte, N.C.) ‘12
College: University of North Carolina ‘16, Exercise and Sports Science
Team/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 Juanita Nater-Tapper…Began playing rugby at the age of 18…Loves turtles…Hobbies include shopping, spending time with family, and going out to dance and listen to music with friends…Fluent in Spanish as well…Favorite movies are Scary Movie 2, Step Brothers and Bridesmaids…Christmas is her favorite holiday.