NCR would like to congratulate Jocelyn Pérez (University of Chicago) on being selected as the Penn Mutual Small College Student-Leader of the Month for November 2020!
Jocelyn’s teammate who nominated her, Julia Gerdin says that, “Jocelyn Pérez is co-captain of our University of Chicago Women’s Rugby team. In addition to balancing rigorous academic coursework and her home life where she is responsible for taking care of her mother and sister, Jocelyn is an incredible captain and team leader. She is organized and efficient as a captain, but more importantly she genuinely cares about the sport and all of our players, taking the time to help rookies understand concepts and sending out emails of appreciation.”
Gerdin also says, “You might think going virtual would stop her enthusiasm, but she is just as/if not more active, keeping up with captain tasks, social media challenges, and fitness tasks while encouraging and motivating us to join her. Her love for the sport seeps through all her interactions as she constantly encourages everyone from strangers to classmates to join the Rugby team. Not only that, but she is also a star player on the team and essential in her role as a hooker. In fact, last season she was voted Most Valuable Player. “