Jennifer Crawford is regarded as a central figure for the United States Eagles and one of the finest female players that North America has ever produced. The Stanford graduate commanded the field as a center, wing, and fullback for the United States from 1988 to 1998, playing in three World Cup Finals and earning a record of 20 caps.
“The only worthy candidate by far is Jen Crawford. In my opinion, Jen continues to be the best U.S.A. female rugby player ever to play the game. Jen played several positions and excelled at all of them. There is a reason she was CNN play of the day, simply put she was incredible,” said fellow women’s rugby icon, Candi Orsini.
Jennifer lead the Eagles as captain in the 1998 Rugby World Cup final, where the team ultimately finished in second place. She continued to champion women’s rugby with the Berkeley All-Blues, leading the squad to nine consecutive U.S.A. Rugby National Women’s Club Championships as both a player and assistant coach.
“Arguably the most dangerous attacking player on a USA team that was supremely dangerous, Jen Crawford boasted a strike rate greater than a try per game. She was a central figure in the U.S.A.'s run of three World Cup finals in the space of eight years,” said Alex Goff of the Goff Rugby Report.
Jen also served a two-year term as a Player’s Representative on the USA Rugby Board.
Congratulations, Jennifer on your induction into the United States Rugby Foundation Hall of Fame!