- 145 lbWeight
Nicole Heavirland began playing rugby at the age of 15, quickly falling in love with the sport and flexing her natural ability to excel. As a well-rounded athlete, Heavirland played women’s basketball during her first semester at Army West Point before making an official transition to their rugby team in Spring of 2015. That same year, she was also named a U.S. Military Academy All-American.
Shortly after, Heavirland made her USA Rugby debut during the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at the Atlanta Sevens. In 2016, she was selected as a reserve for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and though she didn't compete, the selection was a clear indication of her growth in rugby and potential to excel.
In 2017, Heavirland transitioned to 15s where she suited up for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland, helping the Women's National Team advance to the Semifinals. Later that year, she returned to sevens as a Captain for the 2017-18 HSBC Series.