Alicia Quirk, an inaugural Minerva Star, is an Olympic Gold medallist in Rugby Sevens, and a team member of both a Sevens World Series Title, and a Touch World Cup. A member of the Order of Australia, Alicia was one of the first Women's Sevens players to be professionally contracted by the Australian Rugby Union. While pursuing her sporting successes, Alicia found time to complete her physiotherapy degree through Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2016, and practising her craft when she can find time. Alicia grew up in country NSW and played a variety of sports until her teen years when she was selected to play for Australia in 2009 in Touch Football, subsequently playing in the successful World Cup team two years later. She was recruited for Rugby in the lead up to the Olympics, debuting in London in 2012. She missed out on the final team for the Sevens World Cup in 2013, fuelling her fire to be selected for the 2016 Olympic Games. Her competitive nature and supportive family are credited with pushing her to high honours in several sports. Alicia has joined the Minerva network to help navigate the world of corporate communications, leveraging her Rugby successes into career opportunities. She believes the Minerva mentors provide incredible insight into areas of business, leadership and the commercial space, further enhancing her sporting journey.