This just in from the IRB:
New Zealand winger Carla Hohepa was awarded the 2010 Women’s “Personality of the Year” award from the International Rugby Board as a result of her outstanding performance throughout the Women’s Rugby World Cup tournament. Hohepa’s seven tries in this tournament tied her with Canada’s Heather Moyse as the most productive scorer in the World Cup.
Moyse, an athletic studette herself, as well as an Olympic gold medal winner in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in the two-woman bobsled competition, scored her seventh try in the tournament against the United States as the two teams faced off in the fifth-place game in England.
Hohepa scored the first and only try for the Black Ferns in their championship victory over England earlier today. Congratulations to Hohepa in not only her new award, but leading her team to the Black Ferns’ fourth consecutive World Cup Trophy!