Former Niles standout Ruppart named Scholastic All-American for Wolverines

Published 6:26 pm Thursday, June 27, 2024

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ANN ARBOR — Former Niles standout Marika Ruppart, who plays rugby for the University of Michigan, was one of nine Wolverines to be named Scholastic All-Americans by National Collegiate Rugby.

Ruppart, who plays center for Michigan, the 2023 Division 1 National Champions, is a member of the Class of 2026. She plays center for the Wolverines.

Ruppart was a multi-sport athlete at Niles High School, where she was the valedictorian.

She won numerous awards, both for academics and athletics.

In track, she earned Division 2 All-State honors in the high jump and volleyball in 2021. She was also a three-time Academic All-State selection.