An Okotokian who captained the Harvard women's rugby team through an undefeated season was recently recognized by town council.
Brogan Mior was one of three captains for the Harvard Crimson for their last two seasons, with their recent fall semester seeing multiple championship wins.
The Foothills Composite graduate was invited to the Jan. 8 town council meeting to receive an Awesome Youth award.
Speaking to council, Mior said this last season was full of milestones.
"This semester was the first semester that we ever went undefeated in Harvard rugby program history, so that was pretty exciting... We won the Ivy Championship for the first time in five years and then we won the national championship for the second time. The first time was when I was a freshman."
The NCAA DI Championship match was heightened by the fact that it was won over their rival, Dartmouth.
Mior was named Most Valuable Player for the championship win and is the only player in program history to earn the honour twice.
She was recruited for the Ivy League program during her years playing in Okotoks.
"I got scouted at a tournament when I was in grade 11. I went on a tour with a director who knew the assistant coach and the assistant coach came and watched one of my games. Then I got in touch with the head coach, and that was it. I didn't really have Harvard on my radar, it was really cool. The head coach was like 'Okay, Harvard's coming to watch your game, so perform well."
The recent fall semester was a 15's season, with the upcoming 7's season coming up this spring to be Mior's last before she graduates.