Emily Scarratt the former Olympic sevens captain of Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has received the honorable MBE for services to Rugby Union.
Five British Olympians made the notable mention in the Queen’s birthday honors list.
Vice-Chair of the BOA, Annamarie Phelps, said: “As ever, there are so many deserving individuals on the list, from volunteers, to long-serving administrators, through to some of sport’s biggest household names. We are, of course, exceptionally proud of our Olympians and my congratulations go to those who have received honors – it is very well deserved in every instance.”
Scarratt , the England skipper, led the Great Britain squad to the battle for bronze medal where they unfortunately fell short to the Canadian squad, finishing fourth in the inaugural rugby sevens Olympic Games.
The 31 year old England legend announced earlier this year that she will not return for the Tokyo Olympic Games set in July as she chose to concentrate on the Women’s Six Nations. The England squad faced France in the Six Nations finals where they beat France and took home the back to back trophy.
She also represented England in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where her team reached the battle for Bronze and won. She also was part of the Rugby World Cup Sevens squad in that same year as she continued to shine in the shorter format.