Spotlight Player of The Week – Shane Glascott

Grad student, Shane Glascott, has made quite the impact during his time with the University of Missouri rugby team. From being treasure to captain the accounting major has done it all.

Glascott first got into rugby when he wanted to play another sport in high school during the spring season. “I started playing as a sophomore in high school.  I had no sport to play in the spring, so one of my good friends suggested I come out to a rugby practice with him. The rest is history,” explained Glascott.

Glascott and teammates pose for a photograph. Photo by Mizzou Rugby Club
Glascott and teammates pose for a photograph. Photo by Mizzou Rugby Club

Heading into his 8th season of rugby, Glascott could not imagine life without Mizzou rugby. He said,  “I don’t know what I would be doing with my life if I didn’t play rugby at Mizzou.  I’ve made some great friends and have had a blast competing at the college level.  The camaraderie on this team is something special.”

The best moment for Glascott was when he was a part of a historic team that advanced through the DI-AA playoffs. “We beat Middle Tennessee State in the first round of D1-AA Nationals my junior year.  It was the furthest that any Mizzou team had made it in the national tournament and it was awesome to be a part of that experience,” said Glascott.

Glascott currently has two tries this season and the Mizzou rugby team currently sits at 1-0 after an enormous 61-24 victory over the University of Illinois. The team looks ahead to play in a old boys alumni game before hosting Kansas State on October 17th.