Led USC to conference title and CRC appearance
7’s Player of the Year
Christian Harrell, South Carolina
A junior center from Enola, PA, Harrell is a USC Honor’s College student, double majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management.
In high school, Harrell was a two-year varsity starter at Cumberland Valley, winning the PA State Championship, while also competing in varsity football during the off season.
While playing for South Carolina, Harrell is a 3-time All-Conference 15’s Team recipient, a 1-time All-Conference 7’s Team recipient, and was one of the top 50 backs of 2016 according to Goff Rugby Report.
Harrell has helped lead the Gamecocks to back-to-back Southeastern Rugby 7’s Championships and has represented South Carolina at the USA Rugby Collegiate 7’s Championship, as well as back-to-back Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships.
In 2017, Harrell has proven to be an essential asset to the Carolina backline in both skill and leadership, accounting for 26 tries across seven tournaments, to include 11 in the Gamecock’s 10-0 run of conference play, adding to their overall SCRC point differential of 308-41.
During the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby 7’s Championship (CRC), Harrell captained the Gamecocks to a Bowl Championship, giving the team its first winning record (4-2) and its first division victory in its three years of competing in the event, with wins over Tennessee, Delaware, Virginia Tech, and Clemson. In fact, the Gamecock’s only losses were to Indiana and Kutztown who finished 4th & 5th overall. Harrell scored two tries, though more importantly, played 80 of the 84 total tournament minutes.
The Gamecocks look forward to having him return for his senior year this fall.