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Christendom College senior and varsity rugby player Timothy Marra has been honored as one of the 2018 Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award nominees. Marra, who is majoring in political science and economics, was singled out for his mission work overseas and for his service for SAFE, an organization that helps disabled children learn and play baseball.

Senior and varsity rugby player Timothy Marra.

The award recognizes rugby players who demonstrate “respect, integrity, and leave a lasting impact on their community,” according to Penn Mutual. Marra was selected as one of only 21 nominees nationwide, with students from Harvard, Boston College, Notre Dame, and the United States Naval and Air Force Academies also selected.

Marra (blue shirt, far right) with other NSCRO Penn Mutual nominees.

“Timothy Marra, Christendom College, from Clifton Park, NY, spent his last two spring breaks on mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Peru, spending time rebuilding homes and improving community infrastructure,” says the press release from Penn Mutual. “He also participates in Sports Are For Everyone (SAFE) where he helps disabled children learn and play baseball.”

Marra recently competed with the Crusaders in the Collegiate Rugby National Championship in Philadelphia, where he helped the team make it to the semifinals.

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