Jamie Burke was a prop of exceptional ability and is one of the most accomplished women ever to grace the rugby pitch for the United States.
As a four-year (2000-2003) All-American and the 2003 Woodley Award winner for the University of Virginia, she made her presence known early on.
Burke became the first and only woman to earn 50 caps for the USA and is the most capped 15s player in Women Eagle history, having earned 51 caps over a decade’s worth of play on the Women’s National Team, including three Women’s Rugby World Cup appearances (2006, 2010, 2014).
She received numerous accolades during her career, including being named to the 2010 IRB World Cup Dream Team and to Rugby Magazine’s Team of the Year and Team of the Decade in 2010.
After retiring as a player, Burke transitioned to coaching. She currently serves as an assistant coach for the National Champion Glendale Merlins of the Women’s Premier League and occupies a role as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team, as well as director of the Glendale Youth Rugby programs.