Alena Olsen

HometownCaledonia, MI
Date Of BirthDecember 6, 1995
ClubSan Diego Surfers
SchoolUniversity of Michigan
DebutGlendale 2019 (7s)
Caps24 (7s)
Rugby World CupsCape Town 2022 (7s)
OlympicsTokyo 2020, Paris 2024

Olsen played volleyball and soccer in high schoo before starting to play rugby when she was 18 after attending a practice in college and hailing rugby players as some of her "favorite kind of people".

At the University of Michigan, Olsen was a Collegiate All-American in 2015 and 2016 and also earned a nomination to the Collegiate Rugby Championship Dream Team in 2016. In 2017, she appeared in three USA Falcons development tournaments including a five-match exhibition series with Australia, Super Sevens Brisbane and Okinawa Invitational 2018.

Also in 2018, Olsen helped the San Diego Surfers claim a Club Sevens National Championship. Later that year she made her debut on the World Rugby Sevens Series home-stop in Glendale, CO. There, she scored a monumental try at fulltime to help the USA qualify for the Cup Final.

In 2021, Olsen earned the title of Olympian after being selected to the Team USA roster for the Tokyo games, and again in 2024 for Paris.

Alena Olsen 2024 Oly
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