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Ellen Cunningham

Place of birth:
San Bernardino, California

Position played:
Hooker and Flanker

Summary of rugby career:

First Started Playing Where:

Clubs represented and Years:
UCLA Women's Rugby Club (1974-1977) founding member
Pittsburgh Women's Rugby Club (1977-1978) founding member
Santa Monica Women's Rugby Club (1980-1985) founding member
Santa Monica Old Girls Rugby Club (1986-1995) founding member

Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:
Southern California Griffins

No of Caps (if applicable):

No of International Matches (if applicable):

Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
England and Wales - SMWRC (1981)
Australia and New Zealand - SMWRC (1983)

Awards and Recognition:
Pacific Selector - USARFU (1989-1993)
President - USARFU (1994-1995)

Impact rugby had on your life:
My life has revolved around rugby level. I met my husband through
rugby and continue to maintain longtime rugby friendships.

Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
UCLA men's rugby club coach Dennis Storer who always
championed women's rugby.

What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
Rugby can be addictive!

Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):
Married to David Fujimoto (Sacramento River Rats, BATS). We have
one son Kirk.

Favorite quote:
"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game." - Michael Jordan

The ocean, Pickle ball, reading, traveling around the world,
especially to watch rugby.

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