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Derby Name: Cruel Cruel Summer #774

Is there a story behind your name and number? I put a shout out on Facebook to my friends to help me come up with a derby name. One of my college friends suggested Cruel Cruel Summer. It is significant because I took gross anatomy as a summer course. I used to call the radio station every Friday to request this song while we had open study in the cadaver lab. I want to be as cruel as that summer of heat, cadavers and formaldehyde. My number is my daughters initials. She is my biggest fan.

What year did you start roller derby? 2015

What roller derby team(s) have/do you play for? Mad Dollies

Your Athletic background? I am not an athlete by any means. i never played sports as a child but skated every where I went. As an adult I have completed several sprint and international level triathlons and I have completed several long distance bike rides.

Bout Day ritual: Try not to cry….No really, I get my gear together and obsessively check to make sure I have everything 3 times. I drink a cup of coffee (working with the elderly wears off on a person).

Little known fact about you: I was named after 1976 Miss USA.

Likes: I like big butts and I cannot lie, pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Seriously I like spending time with my husband of almost 16 years Chris and my sweet daughter, Sophie. I like to read, spending time with my extended family, hanging out with my friends, my church, traveling near and far, riding my bicycle, and ice cream.

Dislikes: Thunderstorms, spiders, and snot and gravy (which I find far to similar in appearance and texture)

Real world occupation? Occupational Therapist

What’s your favorite thing about GSORD? Derby, playing derby and derby. I also enjoy meeting all the people. GSORD is such an amazing group of people whom probably would not get the opportunity to meet without derby.